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"How shall I then begin or where conclude? 
For in a round what order can be showed, 
Where all the parts so equal perfect are?". 

— Dryden. 

True, indeed are those lines when applied to our beloved 
principal. 'Neath his steady hand and wise judgments our 
Alma Mater has been successfully piloted for many years. 

After having been under the influence of his rare intellect 
and fine administrative power no member of the Class of 
1916 can help but carry away with her a lasting memory of 
what it is which makes North Adams Normal School rank so 
high among institutions of its kind. 

During our two years as a member of his school many a 
noble tribute has been paid to him by speakers in our As- 
sembly Hall and we have learned what educational men 
throughout our country think of Mr. Murdock. 

Very hard indeed would it be to give a fitting testimony 
of the numberless lessons of life, worth while, which have 
been taught to us by our faithful friend and teacher. 

Nevertheless we \vill tender to him our appreciation of 
such favors and wish that his future may be as contented 
and prosperous as his past. 

— Katharine A. O'Connor. 


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North Adams Normal School 


The Faculty 

Class Baby 

Class Song 

Class of 1916 

Senior Dramatics 

Glee Club 


Sunny Side — Jokes 

Abcedary Classification 

Response to Seniors 

Class History 

Class Prophecy 

Prophecy on Prophet 

Class Will 

Address to Juniors 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Class Statistics 

The Mock Wedding 

Governor Walsh's Visit 

Life on Normal Hill 

Van Asterbuilt Party 

The "Man" Dance 

The Thanksgiving Party 

The Barnyard Show 

Class Songs 


Things We'll Ne'er Forget 

Wouldn't You Be Surprised 

As we judge the life of every nation and people by the 
records left by that nation or people, so will we be judged by 
our records. In order that the judgment may be a just one 
we have tried to put forth our best efforts for "It is not the 
number of one's failures but the value of his successes which 
affords the just gauge of his genius and everyone has a right 
to be judged by his best." 

However, it is not for this alone that we have issued this, 
our Class Book but that when in the future the burdens of the 
day have become almost more than we can bear and life 
seems sad and lonely, we may open the pages of this little 
volume and find therein tributes to old friendship for, 

"Celestial happiness whene'er she stoops 
To visit earth, one shrine the Goddess finds, 
And one alone to make amends, 
For absent Heaven — the bosom of a friend." 

Mayhap it may serve another purpose. It may inspire 
with hope some future member of our Alma Mater who has 
for the time being forgotten that, "behind the clouds is the 
sun, still shining." 




"Z)o the duty which lies nearest thee. Thy second duty will 
already have become clearer/' Carlyle. 

3T is with a feeling of sadness and regret that we say, "fare- 
well" to Mr. Smith. During our Junior year our some- 
what dreary existence was often brightened by his witty 
stories and unfailing sympathy. In our Senior year he gave 
us some of our most helpful words of advice. Surely Mr. 
Smith must have adopted the following lines of Foss as his 
motto: — 

"Let me live in a house by the side of the road, 
And be a friend to man (girls)." 




"The day of the mere professor, who deals in knowledge is 
gone; and the day of the doer, who creates, has come. The brain 
and the hand, too long divorced and each weak and mean without 
the other, are henceforth to be one and inseparable; and this 
union will lift men to a higher level" 

—Dr. S. Hall. 

JfJVERY girl who leaves N. A. N. S., has some piece of wood- 
*■* working, however crude and simple, which she managed 
to fashion under Mr. Johnson's directions. Whether that 
piece adorns her schoolroom or home it will always bring back 
pleasant memories of that kindly teacher whose difficult task 
it was to make carpenters out of girls who would fain be other- 




"Think not thy life a narrow cage 
Which thwarts thy mounting ring; 
Set a great heart on a twelve-foot stage, 
And it will play a king." 

— Langbridge. 

/fftNE morning in February we were pleasantly surprised by 
Vit/ the news that Mr. Eldridge was to be a member of our 
faculty and would teach the Senior History of Education 
Class. We have all appreciated Mr. Eldridge/s patience with 
us in that profitable but uninteresting subject. To him we 
owe our first knowledge of how and what to say to those 
marvelous creatures, superintendents. He understands the 
business thoroughly because he had been one himself before 
he joined us in North Adams. 




"Give us to awake with smiles, give us to labor smiling . . . 
As the sun brightens the world, so let our loving kindness make 
bright this house of our habitation." 

— Stevenson. 

itJtTISS SEARLE found our Junior class most unresponsive. 
**W It took a large amount of enthusiasm, which she seems 
to radiate, to brighten us up. How many of us will forget 
the "see me" which became her motto until we began to show 
the results of our awaking! Exactness, patience, and forti- 
tude, she required of all, yet we shall remember her for sym- 
pathy and understanding which in such wise hands brought us 
to a fuller, richer life. She made us realize that we must do 
our part if we wished the world to help us on. 




"The teacher's mission today is the mission of accepting the 
proud duty of universal motherhood, destined to protect all man- 
kind, the normal and the abnormal alike." 

— Dr. Marie Montesorri. 

JjttfE have come to love Miss Skeele through a long series 
-W of evolutions. We will not forget the pleasure we had 
in Hygiene in our Junior year, neither can we forget the delight- 
ful "gym" days spent with her. What real good times we 
have had! We hope all future classes receive as much life- 
help and encouragement from her as did we. 




True expression like the unchanging sun 
Clears and improves all that it shines upon. 

— Pope. 

Launch your vessel, 
And crowd your canvass, 
And ere it vanishes. 
Over the margin, 
After it, follow it, 
Follow the Gleam. 

— Tennyson. 

Not of the sunlight, 
Not of the moonlight, 
Not of the starlight! 
O young mariner, 
Down to the harem. 
Call your companions, 

rftttOMEXTS not soon to be forgotten were those in which 
JW Miss Baright read to us some poem or article illustra- 
tive of the daily lesson. How we would thrill to our finger 
tips as she interpreted the various beauties of the selection. 
The success of our Class Play was due largely to her training 
and inspiration as was also the success of our efforts in other 
directions. Long will we remember Miss Baright as one of 
our best friends during our stay at Normal school. 



"Remembering what the common man may do, with proper 
ideals and advantages, there is no higher duty now resting upon 
all of us, and especially upon our educators, than to unite educa- 
tion and activity by the closest possible bonds, to prevent on the one 
hand the requirement of knowledge to no purpose, and on the other 
the development of operative skill with little knowledge of the true 
relations of things; to see to it that no individual shall be compelled 
to choose between an education without a vocation, and a voca- 
tion without an education." 

3N our Junior year Miss Lamphier taught us basketry. 
Some of us were not very apt pupils thus making doubly 
difficult the task of our instructor. We have appreciated her 
efforts and realize that hers was no easy subject to teach. 




"The men and the women who are lifting the world upward 
and onward are those who encourage more than criticize." 

JCOW dear to the hearts of every girl in the class of 1916 is 
**J Mrs. Couch. Ever ready with an encouraging word she 
lightened the burden of many a sad hearted would-be teacher. 
In every sense a woman \vho lifts the world upward and 
onward. In all our hearts there is a special corner reserved 
for her. 




"Handiwork expressed the soul of the worker. That which is 
soul we weave as we live, and good or bad it tells in our efforts. 
The good craftsman is he whose work is done as best he knows 
how. Xot at once is perfection attained, but one day comes the 
revelation that at last master)/ is achieved. This is art." 

3F you have never tried to make a passable genius out of 
common material you can not realize the task which 
awaited Miss Pearson in the class room each day. Never 
tiring of her task, but by worthy example and interesting 
lectures she strove to teach us the three great principles of art, 
namely, balance, rhythm and harmony. 




"Not the size of the task, bid the spirit shown in the task, is 
the measure of the man.'" 

rftttTSS SHOLES came to us in our Senior year. To her 
<JW kindly teaching many of us owe our first thorough 
knowledge of those things which make a home a delight to 
live in. Although she has not been a member of our faculty 
during our entire course she has endeared hersejf to the Class 
of 1916 and will not be soon forgotten by them. 



^UP you can dress with taste, to look attractive, 

rfl Yet not make modes and frills your chief delight: 

If both in work and play you're strong and active; 

And of the gentler graces lose not sight; 
If you can teach, but not grow autocratic 

While holding every pupil to his best; 
If making each new lesson most emphatic, 

You hold its true relation to the rest; 
If you can lead your children out from error, 

Withholding judgment and exalting truth, 
Redeem neglected little ones from terror, 

Bring health and gladness to the heart of youth; 
If you inspire each boy and girl you're training, 

Respecting self and friends and neighborhood, 
To reach his goal — the one most worth attaining; 

However dimly you perceive the present good, 
Your service can not be expressed in wages; 

You'll win the best the years may hold in store; 
Of wealth and happiness, conserved thruout the ages 

Life will yield you all it promises, and more." 




'The noblest service comes from nameless hands, 
And the best servant does his work unseen." 





The Power of Kindness 
The Dignity of Simplicity 

The Success of Perseverance 
The Wisdom of Patience 
The Force of Truth. 




"Gentleness and cheerfulness, these come before all morality. 
They are the perfect duties ... If your morals make you dreary, 
depend upon it, they are wrong." 

— Robert Louis Stevenson. 

N O It M A L G U E 



"Nothing lovelier can be found in woman, than to stud}/ 
household good." 

— Milton. 

rjtJtISS HOWARD, our assistant matron, came to us after 
•^ graduating from the Boston Cooking School. Besides 
performing her many duties she takes an active part in 
all our parties. She has won a place in our hearts which no 
one else can ever replace. 




rftjtRS. VAN ETTEN came to us this year. It is impossible 
w<H to say how much we love her. She has smoothed out 
the rough places for some and made the steep places easy for 
others. She has been a mother to us all and we will never, 
never, forget her many kindnesses. 

N O R M A L () (i U E 



30Y comes, grief goes, we know not how; 
Everything is happy now. 
Everything is upward striving. 
'Tis as easy now for the heart to be true 
As for the grass to be green or skies to be blue, 
'Tis the natural way of living." 




"To rest content with results is the first sign of business 
today. Experience shows that success is due less to ability 
than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, 
body and soul." 

— Clara Buxton. 

Tacoxic Hall 

A Scene ix the Berkshires 

(§liuer Jfullrr ^l&rtbgr 

Oar Class Baby 

'The trees bend down to kiss him, 
And the birds in rapture sing, 

As there he stands and waves his hands- 
The cunnin' little thing!" 

QJlass &ong 


Once again for thee, dear Normal 

We are gather'd here, 

Proud to be your loyal daughters 

We honor thee each year, 

Ever cherished be the mem'ries 

Of our school days here, 

Hail to Normal! 

Alma Mater 

Hail to our Normal School! 

Normal life for us is passing, 

Future years will tell 

Of the fame and of the honor 

Of the class that loves thee well, 

Hail to Normal! 

Alma Mater 

Praises sing to thee, 

Nineteen sixteen now doth wish thee 

Alma Mater, dear, farewell. 

— Then is II. Engel. 

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North Adams, Mass. 

"Here lies a deal of fun." 

IjttfHO is laughing? ' Why it's Flor- 
^** ence, of course, with her conta- 
gious giggle. When she begins, there's 
no use trying to keep one's face straight. 
But dignified? Well, I guess. You 
should have seen her when, as secre- 
tary and treasurer of our class, she con- 
ducted a meeting for the discussion of 
self government. Florence likes a good 

time and is always ready for fun, if no better opportunity 
offers itself she can be found at the "movies." 

But we think that perhaps this little bit of advice might 

"Oh! Florence! Beware of all the "Docs." 
Or soon you will be mending socks." 


Hartford, Conn. 

/jftUIET, sedate, steadfast and calm, 
Vt She passes along her way. 
Yet as she goes, we feel a charm 
Which sweetens the live long day. 

So here's to Marion, the girl, "true 

The girl with the heart so kind, 
May she never have a thing to rue, 

But happiness always find. 


Prescott, Mass. 

"My lore, she's but a lassie yet; 
We'll let her stand a year or twa 
An shell no be half sae saucy." 

3F you should happen to ask "Babe" 
whence she comes, she would in- 
evitably reply, "From the place where 
no one ever gets cold feet." Be it 
Soapstone, Greenwich Village or Pres- 
cott, it matters not, as long as we have 
her with us and can hear her merry laughter through the hall-. 

Observing her attitude toward different phases of work, it 
has been noticed that she is always unusually alert talkative 
and on the subject of Light Zones since this affords her an 
opportunity to "shine" as she explains the direct and indirect 
"Rays" of the sun. 

Favorite expressions — "Well, I'm peeved," "Hon — -estly," 
"Tru— ly." 

Favorite occupation — Telling stories in Literature Class. 

Favorite stunts — Sleeping till the seven o'clock whistle 
blows. Coining back from vacations by way of Springfield. 

Grammar — Primary Course. 

Stockbridge, Mass. 

"Her friends, they are many, 
Her foes, are there any?" 

T£LLEX came to us two years ago 
>^ with a list of good marks and she 
is leaving now with excellent ones. She 
has been active in basketball and any- 
thing which needs her support. When- 
ever anyone hears a sharp scream it is 
sure to come from Room 49. Ellen 
had her position before any of us and 
so has been relieved of much worry. Well, Ellen, we all 
wish you good luck in the little school-house around the 
corner from home. 




South Shaftsbury, Vt. 

"Make yourselves nests of pleasant 

3jJ[|TIKN Camilla came among us, 
-W*" Distant indeed she seemed to us 
But when one knows her near, 
She becomes indeed one dear. 

If a person utters words of disgrace 
Against the farmers of Vermont's grace, 
Camilla immediately defends, 
And for her homeland she stands. 

There are many things of which she can do, 
And there are two things of which she has done 
Merrily whistling in the hall at mid-night, 
And making home furniture with all her might. 



North Adams, Mass. 

"To know, to esteem, to love" 

LOR A is the lunch room mistress and 
makes this position known to those 
J _ 'Wk who forget (?) to do their dishes. 

40 She always works diligently and her 

I studies prey heavily upon her mind, 

(unless she has something else to think 

about, as for instance, President Wil- 

■ -*— ■ — I son's wedding which she has followed 

closely from the beginning and can an- 
swer any question about it.) 

When Flora casts her dreamy eyes around at Beatrice and 

says, "There's going to be a lovely moon tonight!" we know 

that something is going to happen, because of a certain "O. D." 

Flora has suddenly acquired trouble with her eyes and we 

aren't sure yet whether or not it is imaginary. 



Williajmstown, Mass. 

"0 Friend! with whom our feet have trod, 
The quiet aisles, dear, 
Glad witness to your zeal for good 
And sweetest love we bear." 

jCLADIE is very quiet indeed, yet we 
<^r miss her when the Williamstown 
car fails to bring her to North Adams 
before 9.30 A. M. She has a great fond- 
ness for "gym" yet we see her only oc- 
casionally engaging in the usual stunts with us. We believe she 
takes private lessons in that occupation when we are not 
around to take away any of the pleasure. In years to come 
we feel sure Sadie will be among the most honored of the 
class of 1916. 

Hatfield, Mass. 

"For if she will, she will, you may depend 
And if she wont, she wont, so there's an 
end on't." 

Nickname — "Dicky." 

Favorite exclamation — "Great 

Scott!" "I should worry!" 

Favorite occupation — Holding her 

Ambition — To be a Mary, Queen of Scotts. 



North Adams, Mass. 

"Full well they laughed with counterfeited 
At all her jokes, for many a joke had 

rjtftARY is decidedly an athletic girl, 
•W having starred in basketball all 
through her course and upheld the 
record which she brought with her from 

Plump people are always supposed to be jolly and Mary 

certainly proves the point. Surely at some time or another 

everyone has been the object of her ready wit. With her 

winning ways and her generous supply of muscle we are sure 

that Mary will make a success of anything she undertakes. 

Favorite expression— "As my second husband would say." 

Favorite occupation — Going to basket ball games. 

Course — Grammar Primary. 



Greenfield, Mass. 

'J presence to be felt and known 
In darkness as in light." 

HELMA is one of the many treas- 
ures who came to us from Green- 

Dark haired, rosy cheeked lass whose 
face is always Burning from some cause 
or another. If we should try and tell 
which of the sports Thelma likes besl 
we would, I'm afraid, have to say canoeing. 

If you want to find out any of the town topics ask Thelma. 
She'll tell you anything you wish to know about the water at 
Windsor Lake. 




North Adams, Mass. 

ERE we have Beatrice 

Full of laughter and charm. 
Just give her her own way, 
And she'll do you no harm. 

In ''gym" she's a leader 

No stunt is too hard 
And in stationary basketball 

She's right there on guard. 

In glee club her voice 

Can always be heard, 
For even the cantata 

She sings like a bird. 

A rival she is 

To Mrs. Castle herself, 
For she dances the latest 

As graceful as an elf. 

Before 'tis forgotten 

I now must relate 
That Flora and Beatrice 

We cannot separate. 

Together they are 

From morning till night 

Each chaperons (?) the other 
So of course it's all right. 

How the evening before was spent 

Often we guess, 
For those glances and "He saids" 

During chapel confess. 

From that portion of land 
About five miles west 

Comes a "W" 1919 

On the seventh dav of rest. 

Bea. studies by day 

But is a cobbler by night 
Fixing heels is her specialty 

And in all "Healy" business 
finds delight. 

Of course he's to help her 

Prepare lessons for Monday 
Ah, often she sighs, 
"Why can't every day be Sun- 




North Adams, Mass. 

"Ready in heart and ready in head.' 

Mary came to Normal after gradua- 
ting from St. Joseph's High, bringing 
with her a scholarship record which she 
has continued to keep. 

She was not a bit undecided as to 
what course she would pursue, but 
promptly raised her hand for Domestic- 

Because of the fact that she is a good scholar, and because 
she just loves (?) long walks and rural schools we haven't a 
doubt but that her future will be a big success. 

Athol, Mass. 

"Little yellow dandelion dancing in the 
Have you any curls to sell? 
Xot a single one." 

Nicknames — "Thermos," "Angel," 

Favorite exclamations — "Golly," 
"Ach Himmel." 

Favorite occupation — Gossiping. 
Ambition — 

"Oh! to be a little angel 
Up in the sky so high." 




New Haven, Vt. 

"Then let us smile when skies are grej/. 
And laugh at stormy weather, 
And sing life's lonesome times away, 
So worry and the dreariest day 
Will find an end together." 

3SN'T this a perfect day?" or "This 
is simply delicious!" are the con- 
stant outbursts of this happy, kind- 
hearted girl. Never a complaining 
word do we hear from Ethel, but always 

a happy smile, and a look of contentment greets us and we 
feel, "All's right with the world." 

Although Ethel's "dreams" for a short time were of the 
"Fair West," 

Where the vines are ever fruited, 

And the weather ever fine, 
And the birds are ever singing, 
"Bashful sweetheart, mine." 
we find she has at last decided to teach in the fair hills of Ver- 
mont where, somehow the birds have learned that same tune, 
"Bashful Sweetheart, mine." 


New Haven, Vt. 

There's no time to waste or lose, 
Every moment yon should use, 
For the hours are gliding fast. 
^jtjtHEN we come in from the movies 
-W Genevieve is the girl who meets 
us at the door and invariably asks for 
the weather with a well known smile. 
She is a conscientious worker and 
always does her duty first, never swerv- 
ing from the path. 
The monotony of the life of the "dorm" is broken for 
Genevieve by the telephone, doorbell, and occasional glances at 
a certain civil engineer's picture which is perched on her dresser. 

N O R M A LO G i; E 


Williamstown, Mass. 

"Whatever the treat her may be, 

TVs the song ye situ/ and the smile ye 

That's making the sun shine every- 

" *\ G" is very studious as can be 
^V seen by the large number of 
books she carries home nights. She 
is very cold-blooded, so much so that 
she walks up Main Street on the sunny side every morning. 
Webster is her only rival in giving a definition. Nexl year 
we expect to see her teaching children in a city school to cook 
enough for one but have enough for six and some left over for 
the "family pet." 

Her favorite expression — "Wait a moment until I think." 


North Adams, Mass. 

'Joy have I had and going hence, 
I bear away my recompense" 


OULI) vou believe that this is (lie 

our midst two years ago? Well, it is 
the same Peg just bubbling over with 
mischief and yet wearing that baby- 
innocent-look in her eyes. Margaret's 
private office seems to be the most com- 
fortable spot in the school and, much to the distress of others, 
she may be found any spare moments holding a consulta- 
tion propped up by sofa pillows on the seat in the hall. May 
you always find life as comfortable as that seat has been, is 
the wish of your class mates. 


N O R M A L O G U E 

Fittsfield, Mass. 

"Sweet day, sweet song — 
The golden hours 
Grew brighter for that singing. 
For cares were banished from our minds. 
Where'er her voice was ringing.'' 


HERE'S skating on Orr's! I'm 
going down tonight!" are the 

words so often heard from "Feeley" 

during the cold winter months. And 

sure enough at four-fifteen she may be seen, skates over her 

shoulder, skipping off toward the pond. 

Lila is a kindergartener and we are sure she will be successful 
in her chosen work. 

AYherever she goes the best wishes of 1916 will follow her. 

Pownal, Vt. 

"Don't do today that which you can put 
off till tomorrow:' 


AURA comes from the far regions 
of Pownal every morning and, 
after her early ride, always likes to rest 
for the remainder of the day. She is 
very fond of having her fortune told 
for, she tells us, that mysterious stone 
shows visions of a future to be spent 
on the "Western plains. AYherever she may go, she may be 
sure the good wishes of her classmates follow. 


X O R M A LOG l E 


Holyoke, Mass. 

Nickname — "Glad." 
Home — Holyoke, Mass. 
Favorite college — Cornell. 
Favorite occupation — Embroidering 
for her hope chest. 

Sayings — "Vat do we care?" 
Remarks — 
"There is no effort on my brow 
I do not si:rive, I do not weep, 
I rush with the swift spherer and glow 
In joy, and when I will, I sleep." 


North Adams, Mass. 

"They might not need me; but thy might, 
I'll let my head be just in sight; 
A smile as small as mine might be 
Preeiseljj their necessity." 

'TlTOR two years, Beatrice has walked 
<+J a long way every morning to 
greet us with her smile. She says she 
likes Normal, but, on certain after- 
noons we notice that she likes "home 
Perhaps this is because she will not be 


and mother 

home much next year. However, we know she will not 

her duty and will have great success as a real teacher. 



Holyoke, Mass. 

Future Home — Unspellable, unpro- 
nouncable Chinese town. (It is not on 
the map.) 

Nicknames — "Fran," "Capt. 

Exclamations — "Oh! you lucky kid," 
"For the love of Pete and Hollander 

Favorite occupations — Dreaming. 
Giving advice which she never follows herself 

Ambition — To get thin. 
"O bed! O bed! delicious bed, 
That heaven upon earth to the weary head." 


North Adams, Mass. 

"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her 
In every gesture dignity." 

®WO years ago, Leah came to North 
Adams and decided to enter Nor- 
mal School. We are glad she did, for 
her dignified presence has been an in- 
spiration to us all. 

But there are times when Leah keeps 
us guessing, and that is when she blushes. Nevertheless, we 
feel sure that she will make good use of her D. A. course, and 
our best wishes for success go with her. 

NOR m A U) G V E 



North Adams, Mass. 
"There lies a deal of deviltry beneath that 

mild exterior." 
JjjjARK ! Do I hear some one arguing? 
*Jj Sure enough, Katherine is at her 
favorite pastime again. Great is our 
delight when some unsuspecting teacher 
brings up a point which does not meet 
with her approval, for then we know 
chat we may sit back in our seats with 
no fear of being called on for some time. 

Katherine's ambition is to grow tall and incidentally to 
become an artist. She is a steady patron of the movies and 
keeps the dorm girls in touch with outside life during the 
week. Studying never worries "Ham" and it is indeed a rare 
thing to see her carrying home a book. 

Katherine is a favorite with everyone and we all hope some day 
to see products of her art rival the works of Reni or Corregio. 

Favorite expression — "Bingo." 

Favorite occupation — Going to the Movies. 

Favorite stunt — having fudge parties. 

Course — Grammar Primary. 


South Shaftsbury, Vt. 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you." 

TlTLORENCE, the girl with the brown 
^' eyes, can be dignified, but has 
come to be known as the champion 
"giggler" of the dormitory and is noted 
for keeping the girls up until after 
10.15 P. M. 

During her last year with us she had 
a well located room for a midnight 

spread. Who knows about a long knife, which was one of 

the necessities of the spread? 

We all know there is no doubt but what Florence will get 

in trouble during her future life, but leave it to her to find 

the way out successfully. 



Adams, Mass. 

She's clever and popular and pretty 
Most vivacious and decidedly witty. 
She has many admirers everyone knows 
For she's always well attended wherever she goes. 
£g|INCE Marguerite entered Normal she has been our shin- 
^r ing social star. She has, however, combined pleasure with 
study in such a way as to have obtained a good share of both. 
As Junior President Peg handled class affairs on a level 
with President Wilson, himself. As a senior, she finally con- 
vinced us that she had too many other obligations to accept 
the honor a second time. Well — if "obligations" is another 
name for Williams' House Parties, Drury Frat Dances and so 
forth, then we know Peg was telling the truth. 

She is a "Boorne Lover" — of music, consequently was 
chosen leader of the glee club. 

Marguerite is very fond of chocolates. Wallace's being 
her favorite brand, and her favorite song, composed by this 
charming lady herself is entitled "Over the Roads He and I, 
in that Overland Fly." 

We asked Peg if for Women's Rights She is pro or con, 
And this is what she did recite 
To the astonished looker-on. 
"On this one question I am pro, 
We'll win the cause e're long, 
But in every other way I show 
That I am strong for "Con." 




North Adams, Mass. 

She is little but she's wise, 
She's a terror for her size." 
AS .anyone here seen Kelley?" 
Just look out on the couch. 
Every noon sees Irene enthroned there 
with her studying (?). (As if anyone 
could study there.) 

Irene is one of our stars in "Gym," 
and makes a wonderful guard in spite 
of her diminutiveness. 

We cannot understand why she is always so anxious to 
attend the vaudeville every time a certain musical company 
comes to the city, or why she takes so many trips to a 
neighboring town on "Gym." afternoons. But the darkest 
mysteries someday explain themselves and perhaps we won't 
have to wonder long. 

Favorite expression — "Well, did you get that?" 

Favorite occupation — Going to church and movies. 

Favorite stunt — crying. 

Course — Grammar Primary. 


Stonington, Conn. 

"To those who know thee not, 
Xo words can paint 
And those who know thee know 
All words are faint." 

RAN! Do I hear a melodious 
voice floating down the corridor? 
Sure enough, here comes "Trudie" after 
her "roomy." 

Trude hails from the wilds of Ston- 
ington, stock(ed) well with "Larkin's" goods. 

We all ask, "Why are Trude's letters O K'd at the post 
office and ours are not?" 

Trude has a little school on the horizon located in Mexico. 
Will it materialize? 




D alt on, Mass. 

"Begone, dull Care, I prithee begone from 
Begone, dull Care, thou and I shall never 

Nicknames— "Gert," "Kel." 

Favorite exclamations — "Oh, that 
one!" "Just like a regular guy!" 

Favorite occupation — Keeping one 
eye on the clock, the other on the door. 

Ambition — "Oh, to be divinely slen- 
der, and divinely beautiful. " 

Provincetown, Mass. 

Serene will be our days and bright. 
And happy will our nature be, 

When love is an unerring light, 
And joy its own victory. 

JttjjE are glad that "Johnny" decided 
-W to appear at Normal for during 
the two years she had been with us she 
has won the love of all who know her. 
Although "Too tired to study to- 
night! I'll try to work a little in the morning!" is often 
heard during many of Edith's evening visits, she is sure to 
carry away from every recitation a capital "A" or a printed 

There is no doubt but that she will make a splendid teacher. 
Good luck and the greatest happiness is our heartiest wish for 
her future life. 




Greenfield, Mass. 

"If you can't be the big sun with his cheery 
You can be a cheerful sunbeam for a 
little while." 

"/^LAD-EYES," a jolly, healthy- 

VfiiJ looking girl is from Greenfield, 

where she likes to spend her week ends. 

She is fond of outdoor sports and 
plays tennis with all her might; even 
helped our class to beat the class of 1915. 

We feel sure that her motto is, "Whatever is worth 
doing at all is worth doing well." 

E. Northfield, Mass. 

"In every work that she began, 
She did it with all her heart." 

'JjN the fall of 1915, Violet was chosen 
*J to be the President of the Senior 
Class. Since that time she has graced 
us continually with her presence at our 
class meetings. 
Nickname — "Vi." 
Home — East Northfield, Mass. 
Favorite college — Syracuse. 

Favorite occupations — "Sliding," "Skating," Mush Parties," 
"Writing 'love' letters." 

Favorite stunt — Breaking Hearts. 
Sayings — "I should worry." 
'Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low, 
An excellent thing in a woman." 




North Adams, Mass. 

"A companion that is cheerful is worth 

ANNA is noted for the many vaca- 
tions she sees fit to take. But 
of course they are all absolutely neces- 

Early in her Junior year Anna took 
a liking to "Vi" and the two have been 
inseparable ever since. On almost any 
Gym. afternoon you may see them 
wending their way toward the Empire or Richmond. 

Anna gets on well in all her subjects but especially so in 
History. What a common thing it is to see Anna's the 
only hand raised in answer to some puzzling question 
asked by Mr. Smith. 

It would not surprise us in the least if we should some day see 
a revised history of the world written by Miss Anna McClatchey. 

Favorite expression — **Pon my soul." 

Favorite occupation — Going to Springfield. 

Course — Grammar Primary. 


Chicopee, Mass. 

"The voice of one who goes before to make 
The paths of June more beautiful." 

\KE a giggle, a continuous smile 

and a generous amount of good 

nature and you get Grace, our ex- 

EJ house president. 

1 ^ Grace's giggle which begins with 

^ middle C and ascends to high G and back 
again is a standing jokeat the "dorm." 
How well we remember the nights of faithful watching which 
were spent on second floor as she conscientiously tried to 
put her "chicks" to roost. AVhat trials we were! 

We were all sorry to have Grace leave us so late in the 
year and hope she can finish very soon. 



Pittsfield, Mass. 

"// all the year were playing holidays, 
To sport would be as tedious as to work." 

Nickname — "Elza" (accent on the 

Favorite exclamation — "Oh, gee!" 

Favorite occupation — Getting up 
parties. Helping the helpless. 

Ambition — To be President of the S. 
C. Club. 


Bennington, Vt. 

"Beautiful faces are those that wear 
The light of a pleasant spirit there, 
Beautiful hands are those that do 

Deeds that are noble, kind and trite." 

TjTLORENCE, our nurse, has more 
j iJ 1 work to do than any other girl 

in the dormitory, but still she always 
finds time to help anybody who may 
be in a fix and meets everything with a 
beaming smile. 

She is so ambitious to accomplish all lines of art, that she 
has even tried to "split wood." 

Probably she will return to Vermont and teach in a graded 
school in Bennington, where we all know she will succeed. 



Athol, Mass. 

'A happy soul, that all the day, 
To heaven hath a summer day/' 


Who else can it be than Esthah? 

She is one of the kindergartners and 
is very much of a favorite at school 
among the children and also the girls 
in the house, and, I might add with a 
certain youth at Worcester "Tech" 
from which letters come in great numbers to brighten the dark 
hours of "dorm" life. 

We all hope Esther will be able to carry out her private 
Kindergarten she tells us about. Good luck, Esther! 


North Adams, Mass. 

"Have faith in nothing, but in industry, 
Be at it late and early, persevere, 
And work right on, through censure and 

nVTO, Minnie is not the daughter of 
£^ our beloved principal. She is one 
of our sweetest friends, who, though 
little, contributes a big share toward 
helping things along. She firmly be- 
lieves in persistence and "persists" in diligent labor especially 
during the time from 8.30 to 9 o'clock. Did we trouble 
you, Minnie? We all remember the goals she made for us as 
one of the basket ball girls. If all she attempts is carried out 
with the same success, we see fame coming to clasp hands 
with her. 

N O R M A LOG l E 



Berkshire, Mass. 

"/ am constant as the northern star; 
Of whose true, fixed and resting quality 
There is no fellow in the firmament ." 

TJAATHARINE belongs to the "Trol- 
2*V ley Brigade" and every morn- 
ing travels many miles to learn the art 
of teaching. AYe are sure she will suc- 
ceed in this, for she is a conscientious 
student and can be found many noon 
hours bent over a book (?), with her eyebrows raised trying 
to solve a puzzling question. But in spite of this, Katharine 
finds time to enjoy herself, to help others and is always ready 
for home about four-thirty, when you can hear her call, "Are 
you going to get this car?" The best wishes of 1916 attend 
her wherever she may go. 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Quiet and well conducted, 
But always ready for fun." 

/TTO look at Doris walking quietly 
^^ along, one would never think she 
was vice-president of the class and she 
fills the position to perfection. Besides 
this she is a member of the Glee Club 
and distinguishes herself in the Alto 
section. Her favorite pastime is danc- 
ing and if we ever want her at noon hour we just need to peek 
in the ''gym" to see Doris trying out a "new one." But never 
mind, Doris, may the greatest success follow you in all your 
future years. 




Bernardston, Mass. 

"Weret the last drop in the well, 
As I gasped upon the brink, 
Ere my fainting spirit fell, 

'Tis to thee that I would drink." 

fELEN is one of the most popular 
girls in 1916. She was Junior 
Treasurer, house president the last part 
of Senior year, a member of the Glee 
Club, of the cast for the Senior play, 
besides serving as well and faithfully on committees at 
various times. She is good at playing too as all the dormi- 
tory girls can tell you. Just to show you how popular she is, 
she has a shadow. Where goes Helen there goes Olive. 

Nickname — Dolly. 

Favorite occupation — Reforming the Normal School. 

Favorite expression — "A little 'pep' now, girls." 


"WilKamstown, Mass. 

"Her hand was generous as her heart. 

I 1 TJEXXIE our star basketball 

M <Sp j m ~*J player and is always ready to 

^B : ~ II pl av - J us 't mention that Jennie is 

^J ~~ 1 going to be in the game and you can 

j \ m see the opposing team begin to tremble. 

^L BteM A ball going down the floor can be 

^k ^Wu stopped at any point if Jennie's hands 

go up. 
Jennie says she loves three things, basketball, chocolates, 
and one other that she wouldn't tell us, but we notice she 
never makes an engagement for Sunday night. 

N O R M A L O G U E 



North Adams, Mass. 
"After I hare named the man I need say 

no more." 
"iSLOMEONE give me a pencil quick." 
^r Was Janet ever known to have 
anything ready before the last minute? 
She is always in a hurry from the time 
she comes flying up the hill at 8.55 
until she strolls home at night. 

If you miss anything from a Frye's 
geography to a pin go to Janet's desk 
and you'll be sure to find it, but, on 

the other hand, if you want to borrow anything Janet is 
always ready to help you out. 

We wonder why she was so dejected one week and why 
the next week she came to school sporting three new 
shirt waists and a pair of new shoes. 

Everyone has his troubles and Janet's do not worry her 
long. We are sure that in spite of any handicaps she will succeed. 

Favorite expression — "Careless yet nobby." 

Favorite occupation — Telling news. 

Favorite stunt — Borrowing. 

Course — Household Arts. 

North Adams, Mass. 

"The social, friendly, honest girl, 
*Tis she fulfills great Nature's plan." 


IN" is one of the Town girls who 

has worked steadily and quietly 

for two years, (except Monday and 

Wednesday afternoons) , to become a real 

teacher. It is on these afternoons, that 

Minnie feels the need of a change, and 

so takes a walk in the direction of home. 

Next year her afternoon walks will be substituted by 

morning walks to her own school, by which we hope she will 

continue to be benefitted. 

Good luck and success is our heartiest wish for the coming 




North Adams, Mass. 
"A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard 
In springtime by a cuckoo bird." 

/JtTARY is one of the best natured 
•W girls in our class and is always 
ready to lend a helping hand. Mae 
first came into the limelight at our 
Junior Frolic when she delighted our 
audience with her wonderful, monkey- 
like climbing stunts. Since that time 
she has been a star performer in the 

gymnasium, excelling in three pointer baskets and continuous 
somersaults. Mae's fine soprano voice has afforded us much 
pleasure at the Friday morning exercises. She is a notable 
member of the Glee Club. Although not especially fond of 
riding we predict that she will some day own a "Ford." 

Adams, Mass. 

"And still they gazed and still the wonder 
How one small head could carry all she 

ANNA is our prodigy. She always 
knows her lessons and can al- 
ways recite on any topic new or old. 
But this does not decrease her popu- 
larity because she is willing to impart 
her knowledge to any poor "hopeful" 
who has been out late the night before. As Captain, she led 
her basketball team through many victorious games. She has 
never been known to sk5p "Gym" and in the gymnasium is 
ready to "try anything once." 

She says she is going to teach a long time but we wouldn't 
be surprised if, in the course of a year or two, she would 
"Tech" a trip to some place or other. 

We have been wondering why Anna wishes to teach in 
Amherst but as a member of our faculty said, "Next to 
Williamstown, Amherst is the best place." 




North Adams, Mass. 

Of beauty is blessed with so inn pled 

We call her the lass irith tlie delicate air/ 

m ARGARET sti 
2H dent of our , 

started as vice-presi- 
Junior class but ill- 
ness interrupted this administration 
when she was obliged to take a six 
month's vacation. When she returned 
this year the class of 1917 was not 
given the honor of having her for one 
of its members for 1916 just wouldn't 
think of letting her leave. Margaret 
is a prominent member of the Glee 

Worcester, Mass. 

'She walks in Beauty like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry skies, 
And all that's best of dark and brig Jit 
Meet in her aspect and her eyes." 


LIVE is one of 1916's cleverest 
girls. She was a member of the 
Glee Club, took part in the Senior 
play and served on various committees. 
She has brought to us many ideas from 
the "Heart of the Commonwealth," 
alias Worcester, the city of Prosperity. At first her ideas 
seemed radical but as time passes we realize that we are be- 
hind the times and she is up to date. It is almost impos- 
sible to think of Olive and not think of Helen for they are 

Nickname— "Dolly." 

Favorite occupation — "Chasing down-town after Worcester 

Favorite sayings — "O, I had a whiz of a time." 




Hatfield, Mass. 

"Courageous, faithful and true 
In everything she may do." 

£2jOME girls are not faithful to the 
^r church, but here is one who sel- 
dom has missed a Sunday or a prayer 
meeting during the past year and we 
do hope she will continue. 

This slender, frail girl has put forth 
a great amount of effort to overcome 
her faults and in her future work we 
send with her the best wishes of 1916. 

Adams, Mass. 

"To know her is to love her" 

/|7LADYS is one of our athletic girls, 
^^ being a member of the famous 
1916 basketball team and having scored 
her point in all the "stunts" at gym, 
where she is always found during her 
spare (?) moments. 

Because of her quiet interest in 
everything and everyone at normal, 
she has won her way into all our hearts and we are sorry that 
we will not be able to keep up our intimate association 
much longer. 

However we wish her a successful teaching career. 







OUaaa fllag 

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A MERRY interlude in the days of Good Queen Bess when 
they "fleet the time carelessly as they did in the golden 

The rather dull Cranmore Castle holds a gay little lass in 
Lady Joyce, youngest daughter of Lord Nicholas Oliphant, 
master of the castle, who pines for excitement. The love 
affairs of her dignified sister, Olivia, brought about by a mis- 
chievous diversion of our lady, form the theme of the play. 

ACT I. Scene — Baronial hall of Cranmore Castle. 
ACT II. — Scene — Same as Act. I, in the evening. 


Lady Olivia, daughter of Sir Nicholas Florence Humphreys 

Lady Joyce, younger sister of Olivia Vera Brown 

Phillis L .. . ... I Olive Warren 

T f Ladies m waiting \ rrn . „ , 

Janet | (Thenis Engel 

Ursula, a nurse Florence Berard 

Lord Nicholas Oliphant, of Cranmore Castle Anna Urban 

Lord Dudley Hunsden, of Hunsden Park, Janet Rooney 

Sir Kenneth Graham, of Surrey, masquerading 

Marquerite H anion 

Sir Willoughby Williams, of Williams Manor House 

Katharine O'Connor 

John Jackstraw, a nephew of Sir Nicholas Gertrude Killars 

Robin, a page Katherine Hamer 

Peter, a porter Camilla Cole 

Rose \ ^Beatrice Donovan 

Ann f ) Helen Pierce 

Joan i j Gladys Leonard 

Delia ) (Beatrice Green 

Toby, a servant to Sir Willoughby Frances Haley 



The stage was appropriately decorated with shields, spears, 
copper plates and furniture such as was used at this time. The 
girls were beautifully costumed, the ladies wearing soft flowing 
gowns, the maids bodices and full skirts and the gentlemen 
knee breeches and velvet cloaks. 

Due credit is given Miss Baright, who so thoroughly drilled 
the cast, and we must not forget Miss Skeele who trained 
Miss Killars in the dance which was one of the hits of the 
evening. The Freshman orchestra of Williams College ren- 
dered a fine musical program between acts, and Miss Mary 
Dickinson of the class played well for the dance and the solos. 






^ °^ II 





Marguerite Hanlon -- Leader 

Mary Dickinson ---------- Pianist 

Anna A. Urban - - - - - Secretary and Treasurer 

Flora Corrigan ----------- Librarian 

Marion Bryant 
Margaret Buzzell 
Lyle Chandler 
Beatrice Donovan 
Frances Haley 
Minnie Murdock 
Gertrude Killars 
Violet Lyman 
Dorothy Lynch 
Esther Morse 
Lillian Morrier 
Marie Nash 
Hazel Nichols 


Helen Pierce 
Ethel Sackett 
Mary Taft 
Olive Warren 
Agnes Lash way 
Isabel Larkin 
Thenis Engel 
Mary MacLaren 
Elizabeth Mulcare 
Sarah Carolan 
Marion Waite 
Anna Fallon 
Doris Oliver 






"We merry minstrels soft music enjoy 
For music doth hatred and malice destroy." 

3jt|jHILE boasting of the many attractive features of our 
-W* school, the glee club is worthy of great consideration. 

Each Wednesday and Friday noon, in response to the 
Normal School call, thirty-one prima-donnas (?) flocked to 
the assembly for a rehearsal. For twenty minutes the rest 
of the school enjoyed (?) listening to the "loo" up and down 
the scale and our other exercises. But practice makes perfect. 
Did we not prove this at our recital on June second? 

Our greatest appreciation goes out to Miss Searle for her 
untiring help, and encouraging words and smiles which drew 
us on to success. 

—Flora M. Corrigan. 








Here's to the Seniors!!! Hear their cry — 


/7THE class of 1916 will long be remembered at Normal for 
^^ their athletic ability by the Faculty, Seniors, Juniors, 
and every other team with whom they came in contact. 

When we entered Normal in the fall of 1914, Miss Skeele 
so quickly recognized that we had rare ability for her to 
develop, that she called the Seniors and warned them to look 
out for their laurels. Shortly after the warning we issued 
them a challenge to meet us some afternoon in the "gym" 
for a game of stationary basketball. 

Then it was that they found out the warning was true. 
They worked hard every minute and because of their experi- 
ence (not superior playing) they won the victory by a few 
hard earned points. 

Because of our first brilliant showing, Miss Skeele asked 
us if we would like to give an exhibition and invite our friends. 
When we trotted into the "gym" that never-to-be-forgotten 
evening in March, our joy knew no bounds, especially when 
the loud applause of the chosen friends greeted every perform- 
ance. During the evening the Berkshire girls and Taconic 
girls danced, climbed, somersaulted and last of all the rival 
teams played basketball. The Berkshires piled up a score 
which the Taconic could not overcome. 

During the winter we spoiled the Senior's favorite saying: 
"Never mind, you can beat the Juniors. They're dead easy," 


by defeating the teams to whom that consoling fact had been 

In the spring we introduced a new sport into the school 
known as the favorite American game, baseball. Although 
none of us were hired for the big leagues during the summer, 
we accomplished some admirable feats in pitching curves, 
catching, sliding and once in a while making a home run. 

The best surprise for the Seniors came at the "Field Day," 
held in front of Taconic Hall. Into which both classes entered 
with spirit and zest. Before long the Seniors' discovered that 
they had to hurry. For the Juniors were their superiors in 
handling the wheelbarrow, hoop, bow and arrow, and in end- 
ball. Incidentally the Faculty were surprised to find out how 
well the Juniors had learned (from their gardening?) to draw 
the wheelbarrow. 

The sun had set a long time before the Seniors won the 
tennis game, which gave them the highest score, and the 
victory, and perhaps (?) a bit of fear and respect for the 
mighty Juniors. 

When we entered, as Seniors, last fall much more was 
expected of us and we have tried our best to live up to the 

At the dormitory the Seniors defeated the Juniors one eve- 
ning after study hour. Then the Seniors' team soundly 
"trounced" the Juniors in stationary. The Juniors stood as 
if spell-bound at the way the Seniors used their hands, legs 
and heads to guard a circle yet never (?) had a foul called 
for over guarding or getting into the circle. 

As Seniors, we were also taught how to manage a class 
and the duties of a referee. Quickly we learned to sound a 
noiseless whistle. And willingly (?) the rest of the class 
suffered injustice as every new referee took the whistle to 
have charge of the game. 

Again the class gave an exhibition to raise funds for the 
class treasury. Our time was limited for practicing but a 
creditable showing was made and a neat sum earned. 

At the spring term some of the girls felt lonesome and ill- 
used when it was announced that we must teach in the after- 


noon. But we soon learned that a difficult task performed 
before a pleasant one gave more pleasure. 

For two years we have shown rare (?) ability and perse- 
verance. And the future classes must not censure us for dis- 
playing such ability in "gym." We know and realize the 
high standards we have established and how hard the future 
classes will have to strive to keep within our standard. But 
do not try too hard because no other class can accomplish 
what the class of 1916 could. 

— Mary Louise Dejnpsey. 

Reading Class — (after explanation of phrase "God Bless You" 
when someone sneezed.) 

Miss Baright — "What do we say now day's about the 

Senior — "God help you." 

Drawing Class — (Study ingpicture of "Education," in as- 
sembly hall.) 

Miss Pearson — (pointing to scroll in Learning's hand) 
"I wonder what this scroll is he has? 
Senior — "A lesson plan." 

Sewing Class: 

Senior to Classmate — "Are you all basted up yet? 

Senior — "Yes, one side — 'half -way up." 

Zoology Class: 

Mr. Smith — "What are some of the things with which a 
bird feels?" 

Senior— "His feet." 

Mr. Smith — "Did you ever have a parrot bite you? " 
Class— "No." 

Mr. Smith— "They can really nip and break very hard 

Reading Class — (after reading about the aunt and the 
skipper in Whittier's "Snowbound.") 

Senior (reading) — "The aunt was an old skipper." 
Miss Baright — "What is a skipper? " 
Senior — "One who skips." 



Mr. Smith — "What would you see growing in these states, 
Miss Green? " 

Miss Green — "Grains, forests, and copper." 

Miss Killars gave us the important imformation one day 
that — "rivers form valleys by throwing up soil." 

Mr. Smith — "What was an important factor which helped 
to develope manufacturing in Massachusetts? " 

Miss Corcoran (thoughtfully) — "The rivers furnished steam." 


Mr. Smith — "Why weren't all people in this class made 
exceedingly bright? " 

Miss Dempsey — "They say that variety is the spice of life." 

Miss Urban (teaching in the history class) — "What is the 
use of the children studying biography? " 

Miss Lyman — "The children get ideals from them the same 
as from any fairy story." 

Miss McClatchey (taking charge of the class) — "What 
was peculiar about the Penn Charter School? " 

Miss Rudnick — "The boys and girls were allowed to go 

Mr. Smith — -"Why did the British want Adams and Han- 
cock? " 

Miss Bryant (hesitatingly) — "Oh Adams was the head of, 
you know, that thing in Boston." 

Mr. Smith — "What did King Henry VIII give as an excuse 
to divorce Catherine? " 

Miss Dempsey — "He said, I must have a male son/ " 



Mr. Smith — "Explain how a snail closes up his shell, Miss 

Miss Urban (confidently) — "There is something in the shell 
that closes up when he's all in." 

Mr. Smith — "Compare the breathing of the grass hopper 
with man's." 

Miss Rumley — "Man breathes through his mouth. A 
grasshopper breathes through his abdomen." 

Miss Hamer amused the class very much one day by telling 
us that "if the grasshopper had no enemies, he would be full 
of the country." 

Mr. Smith — "What things would you take up concerning 
the cat, Miss Lyman? " 

Miss Lyman — "Why, I think it would be interesting for 
children to know that a cat can't stand on its hind legs like a 
person can." 

Mr. Smith — "W 7 hat is the advantage of having a segmented 
body? " 

Miss A. Fallon — "If one segment falls off, it won't hurt so 

Mr. Smith — "What are the bird's organs of feeling? " 
Miss Pierce (slowly) — "The birds' important organs of feel- 
ing are the feet and bill." 

Mr. Smith — "How does a bee carry the nectar to his hive?" 
Miss Corrigan — "In a bag." 


Miss Baright — "Why did you not get a knight? " (meaning 
the picture of a knight.) 

Miss O'Connor — "W T ell, I couldn't find one loose." 


Miss Humphreys (trying to get the class to tell her the 
characteristics of an ideal woman) — "What kind of a woman 
would you like to be, Miss (G.) Kelly? " 

Miss Kelly (vvith ardor) — "Beautiful and divinely slender." 


Mr. Smith [(after a divorce question discussion) — "Was it 
all right for the man to get out because he didn't like what he 
got to eat? " 

Miss Killars — "Yes. He might have indigestion." 

Miss Johnson (at luncheon, after having been told by Mr. 
Smith that vegetable milk is being made from the soy bean) — 
"Miss Waterman, did you know that men are making milk 
out of grass now? " 

What happened to Miss Lyman that caused her to mis- 
judge her distance when trying to be seated in Geography 

We all wonder why the camera happened to break when 
Miss McClatchey was having her picture taken. 

Miss Skeele (concluding directions for the proper sitting- 
position) — "And be sure to put all four of your legs (chair legs 
on the floor.") 

What is the reason that Mr. Smith should ask Miss Meister 
to give the activities of the ostrich? 

Miss Skeele — "Giver the directions for the next exercise, 
Miss Dickinson." 

Miss Dickinson — "Hips firm, heel lift, stride, jump apart." 

Olive Warren informed us the other day that she was hor- 
rified one morning to see her feet walking into the dining room 
a black slipper on' one foot and a gray one on the other as the 
result of a frantic attempt to reach her table before the morning 
meal was over. 


Florence Moore, having much difficulty in translating the 
New England Primer, made this startling remark — ''Turn 
(train) up the child in the way he should go." 

We were all greatly surprised and amused by Miss Dempsey's 
discovery that a painted Zoo (Sioux) is an Indian. 

Miss Brown (discussing the lesson in Education) — "What is 
intelligence? " 

"Peg" Fallon— "Oh, I haven't got that." 

LOST — A kitchen bread knife, on the evening of February 
24, 1916 some place between kitchen and third floor. Finder 
please return to bread-board and receive reward. 

FOUND — A kitchen bread knife, on duty between midnight 
and the wee hours of morning, in a certain room on third floor. 
Owner call and receive property at bread-board after six a. m. 
February 25, 1916. 

LOST — A dozen date cupcakes. Finder please return to 
cake box. 

During one Geography period after the Spring vacation. 

Mr. Smith — "Miss Johnson, what did you see while you 
were away? " 

Miss Johnson — "Nothing, I stayed in North Adams." 


Miss Knowlton — (to class who has just tested cheap candy) 
— "Examine the fudge you have left. What do you notice about 
the 'grain'? " 

Class — "There isn't any candy left." 

Miss K.— What did you do with it? " 

Class— "We ate it!" 

Miss Sholes — "Add a handful of salt to each kettle of to- 

Janet Rooney (misunderstanding) — "What sort of a 'pan' 
is salt supposed to be measured in? " 

Miss Sholes — "From what is linen obtained? " 
E. Eno — "From the silk worm." 

Mr. S. — "Under what section in geography does rainfall 

Miss McC— (absently)— "Political." 
Student — "Did you take a shower bath? " 
Second Student — "No. Is there one missing? " 

Abmtaij GUaaatfiraium 

Ambitious — Anna Urban 
Athletic — Jennie Rudnick 
Attractive — Gertrude Kelley 
Bright — Katherine O'Connor 
Comical — Marguerite Hanlon 
Confident — Frances Haley 
Cute — Vera Brown 
Dignified — Genevieve Eno 
Diligent — Gladys Leonard 
Efficient — Violet Lyman 
Energetic — Beatrice Donovan 
Exclusive — Olive Warren 
Faithful — Florence Moore 
Generous — Helen Pierce 
Good Natured — Thelma Donovan 
Happy — Ethel Eno 
Important — Mary Dickinson 
Impulsive — Esther Morse 
Independent — Thenis Engel 
Joker — Camilla Cole 
Jolly — Janet Rooney 
Keen — Katherine Hamer 
Lady-like — Beatrice Green 
Loveable — Lila Feeley 

Modest — Edith Johnson 
Mirthful — Grace McKinstry 
Nimble — Irene Kelley 
Optimistic — Gladys Willmot t 
Particular — Florence Humphreys 
Pleasant — Minnie Rumley 
Quiet — Elsa Meister 
Refined — Leah Howarth 
Responsive — Minnie Murdock 
Retiring — Margaret Fallon 
Shy — Marion Bryant 
Sensible — Mary Durnin 
Talkative — Mary Dempsey 
Thoughtful — Sarah Delphy 
L'nassuming — Anna McClatchey 
Unconcerned — Laura Flanders 
Virtuous — Celestine Wight 
Vivacious — Mary Taft 
Vigorous — Ellen Corcoran 
Witty — Gertrude Killars 
Xact — Flora Corrigan 
Yielding — Doris Oliver 
Zealous — Florence Berard 

SU0p0tt0£ to Seniors 

SEAR friends, members of the faculty and graduating class, 
you are soon to say to us, the school and faculty, the solemn 
parting word "Good bye," and as we extend our hands to you, 
in final greetings, in sadness, not in gladness, our language 
like your own, must be, "Farewell! Good bye!" 

A little while ago when you gave us a cordial welcome to 
the school, our greetings were those of strangers, but during the 
brief interval in which our lives have been associated with you 
here, friendships have developed, which will not be soon for- 

Here, within the fostering care of our own, excellent Normal 
school, you have been aided in the formation of new ideals, 
that doubtless you did not possess when it received you. As 
you go out into the world is it your purpose to exemplify in the 
school room and in your intercourse with pupils and parents 
of pupils the ideals and principles of the school you are leaving 
today? Are you determined that your lives will be so fully 
influenced by these principles and ideals, that they will, in effect, 
be an appeal to Alma Mater, similar to that of Ruth of ancient 
Moab, "Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from follow- 
ing after thee." If this be true, then will come back to you, 
her inspiring response, "Whither thou goest, I will go, and 
where thou lodgest I will lodge." Verily, though the world 
is a large place and as we think of its countless human millions, 
our individual insignificance is rudely forced upon us, yet for 
each of you, there will be a place to go and a place of lodgment. 

To what points of the compass will the class of 1916 journey? 
Many will perhaps seek fields of labor in this dear old Bay State. 
Others may journey to the white winter lands of the North, 
some perhaps to the blossoms and sunshine of the South, 
and still others to the wide rolling prairies of the West. But 
wherever you go and wherever you find lodgment, be it near 


or far away, so long as you seek to honor the ideals of Alma 
Mater, her spirit will accompany and dwell with you. 

The little human creatures of the school room are to be- 
come the men and vvomen of the future. Of what sort are they 
to be? When a lady asked a little pupil of a New York city 
school, what he expected to be when he grew up, he replied, 
"I don't know yet, teacher hasn't got through with me." Evi- 
dently he did not expect to be a self made man. 

Of late we have wondered if this little fellow or anothei 
like him, should chance to come under the future instruction 
of any of the present senior class of this Normal school whether 
psychology would play a prominent part in his making, or 
whether to him as it has been to some others, who never study 
it, it would remain a dark and unsolved subject. And then 
again, we have wondered if he were fashioned according to the 
plans and specifications of any member of the class graduating 
today, whether his digestive powers would be equal to five meals 
per day, and whether those grand and glorious things, his ideals 
and ideas would ever be able to rise above crackers. 

Dear friends, we are made sad at the thought that when we 
come back in September you will not be with us. No, you will 
be teaching the young Idea, the proper way to shoot and you 
will be laying down rules, whether gold, or brass or silver, we 
dare not prophesy. Yes, you will be measuring out lessons 
and your sweet authority by the yard, when we return to occupy 
the places you make vacant for us now. 

We shall return to study among other things that myster- 
ious, baffling subject psychology and possibly, as you have 
done, to shake our heads in doubt and say, "Alas! "We know it 
not." We shall return to humbly tread in your most noble 
foot prints, having for our encourgament, these lines — 

"Lives of great ones all remind us, 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And departing leave behind us 
Foot prints, on the sands of time." 

But here we pause at that word, "foot prints," pause in 
doubt and pause to question, whether we the class of 1917, 
will ever be able to snugly fit number one shoes into number 
six foot prints. 


We imagine this will be a matter of greater difficulty for us, 
even than to recite psychology, when we haven't looked into 
a book and wouldn't know the lesson if we did, or to shyly feast 
on crackers when assembled in the class. 

Ah ! dear Seniors, who perhaps love sleep better than break- 
fast — yet have been advised to eat five meals per day, even if 
3 r ou only eat a cracker, have you found it really true that bread, 
or rather crackers, with you — thus eaten in secret is deliciously 

However, whether shoes fit foot prints or foot prints adapt 
themselves to shoes matters not, we must submit to the inevit- 
able. AYe must strive to master problems, difficulties, doubts 
and fears, and all without a biscuit. 

Dear friends, as the gates to the future are swinging wide 
to let you pass, we again bid you one by one farewell, and if 
by any chance our pathways may never cross again, let us hope 
that like MacLaren's good Scotch Domsie and his pupils, we 
may all "meet some mornin' where the skule never skails, in 
the kingdom of oor Father." 

Florence Humphreys. 

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" JjClSTORY repeats itself." Surely you have all heard that 
Wj quotation, and, no doubt, most of you believe it. 
In some instances thai has been true of the history of the 
class of 1916. However, although we have had some of the 
same events to record which have taken place in the life- 
time of other classes, there is a vast amount of difference in 
the way in which these affairs were carried out. There are 
also a few happenings to our credit of which no previous 
class can boast. 

In order that posterity may fully realize the tremendous 
importance of this class many of the trials which beset them 
must be related. 

On a windy Wednesday afternoon in September, 1914, 
fifty-four slightly frightened but thoroughly elated young 
ladies assembled in Normal Hall and were enrolled as the 
Class of 1916. Despite our abundance of self-appreciation 
the next day we commenced to learn that sad lesson which 
all who leave High School must some day learn, namely, 
we did not have as much knowledge as we thought we did, 
but that was no blot on our honor because we proved our 
worth by learning our lesson very quickly. 

It was not difficult for us to fit ourselves to our new lives 
as we were a very accomplished and tactful group of young 
ladies. If our pillows were soaked with tears at night, no one 
was one bit the \viser in the morning, another fact which proved 
our superiority, because you know, "great hearts suffer in silence." 

Realizing that we were an honor to the school the Seniors 
treated us very courteously. But in spite of the superior quality 
of our members the faculty saw to it that our spirits were suf- 
ficiently chastened. 

AYho of us had ever troubled her head about analagous or 
complementary harmony ! Yet Miss Pearson set about to teach 
us the mysteries of the realm of art and those of us who were 
not born Millets or Rubens were made miserable by the process. 


We likewise discovered that our art education was not the 
only thing which had been neglected. In the mathematics 
room, Miss Searle, daily did her best to impress form and number 
upon our already over worked brain with the result that 
many a "see-me-at-once" slip was handed out to unfortunate 
individuals. As the year wore on many otherwise brave and 
optimistic people were heard to sigh and say, "If I can only 
pass Arithmetic, how happy I shall be" and the cry was taken 
up by other lips until it became the true Junior refrain. 

We never anticipated trouble in Miss Baright's class because 
of course we were all prize essay writers and able conversation- 
alists. Ah, were we? Well, perhaps, but we discovered that 
there was much room for improvement; however, that was not 
our chief trouble in that room. To our disgust and discomfort 
our instructor began to make dramatists out of our talented 
class. The results of her efforts I'll not relate to you but will 
leave to your kind imagination. 

"But we welcomed each rebuff 

That turned earth's smoothness rough." 

As one by one strange things were revealed to us. One day, 
Mr. Smith took us for a walk and piloted us down the street 
to a dump which vvas covered with weeds. There we had a 
lesson those much abused and despised plants and it is to be 
hoped that some children in some rural district will benefit 
next Fall by the knowledge gained by us that day. 

"Come what come may, 

Time and the hour runs through the roughest day." 

All those agonizing trials merely served to make us what 
you behold today, a cheerful, brilliant, optimistic group of young 

There was one thing which did a great deal toward softening 
the trials of these weary days for us and that was the whirl of 
social events. 

One morning when we came we found the Seniors gathered 
in groups talking excitedly together and occasionally casting 
glances in our direction. It >vas all mysterious but later in the 
day we found out the cause. It see ned it had always been the 
custom of the school to give the new class a reception. This 

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reception was soon to take place. Our Senior friends were very 
much worried. How were they going to conduct themselves 
with the right amount of dignity in the eyes of so many Juniors! 

At last the affair took place and left no stain on the record 
of our class. On the contrary it gave them new dignity in the 
the eyes of their teachers and fellow students. 

But, rushing on the wings of time came an event which 
was to test our ability in managing a social affair instead of 
merely participating in one. We were told that we were to give 
the Seniors a Halloween Party. After many misgivings on our 
part the Social was given. As to its success we will not be vainglo- 
rious enough to tell you about it but when you meet a member 
of last year's class just ask her. 

When Arbor Day came we planted a tree. It is still alive 
and we earnestly hope that grief at parting with us will not 
affect it. 

Excepting for hard work life was rather quiet all after Arbor 
Day until June "rolled around with its roses." Then we grac- 
iously gave the Seniors the honor of our capable assistance at 
their graduation and Class Day exercises. 

Then when the toil of the year was over we packed our trunks 
and journeyed homeward for our long vacation, glad in our 
secret hearts that we were to return as Seniors in the Fall. 

One by one the golden summer days flitted by until at last 
September ninth found us occupying the seats of honor in the 
Assembly Hall. They say that "absence makes the heart grow 
fonder," which must be true for we were happy to be together 

The following week we took up our duties at the training 
school. Some of us will never forget our experiences there. 
A few of the ne'er-to-be forgotten things connected with teaching 
are lesson plans, often times four pages long, lengthy tete-a- 
tetes with our room teacher, frowning looks and expressions 
of disgust in undertones from the children and last but not 
least, that sinky feeling 'round the heart when we patiently 
awaited our criticisms at night. Even amidst such trials our 
unflagging spirits arose and in the darkest hour, if we sought, 
we were able to find a gleam of light for our own New England 
poet has told us that 


"We see what we have the gift of seeing, 
Whatever we bring we find." 

In December, Governor Walsh paid a visit to the school 
and gave us all a little talk. Although we were the first Senior 
Class who had the privilege of listening to a real governor in 
our Assembly Hall, we are generous enough to hope that 
every succeeding class will have the same honor bestowed on 

The next occurrence of note was the Class Play, "The Prim- 
rose Path," given May twelfth wherein some of us proved that 
our Class could do other things beside teach the youth their 
rule of three. It would never do, however, to tell the effort 
required to accomplish some of these things. Could you pitch 
your voice down in your shoes in order to speak like a man in 
the brave days of old? Could you be cruel to your lover when 
he came awooing? Could you make love when a whole hall 
of people were gazing at you? Could you fight a duel if you had 
hitherto lived a peaceful life? Could you act the part of the 
fool if you were usually a sensible young lady? I have no doubt 
but that you could do them all but I think you would find that 
they required much effort. Try some of them and without a 
doubt you'll appreciate the wonderful talent possessed by our 

The Glee Club Concert was held later but by this time people 
were no longer surprised at our marvelous successes but they 
now took them as a matter of course. 

Our history would not be complete nor would you thoroughly 
realize our extreme greatness, if you did not know something 
of our Psychology class. In that gathering some facts were taught 
to us which hurt our feelings. Did you know that you were an 
infant until you were about twenty-five years of age? Well, 
you are. Perhaps you don't like the idea. We didn't either. We 
discovered that we were related to certain animals such as 
horses and dogs and also learned many psychological and phil- 
osophical truths. Heart-broken were we sometimes because 
it took so much time to learn these things but those "Sorrows 
remembered sweeten the present joy." 

Tomorrow the last event in our History is to take place. 
It is the goal toward which we set our eyes two years ago. In 


the evening of tomorrow we will separate each to go her own way. 
But deep down in the hearts of us all will be a spot reserved 
for the memory of our teachers and our school. If the lives of 
us all are fuller, richer or better it is because of the untiring 
efforts of our instructors and the ennobling influence of our Alma 
Mater. Thus the Class of 1916 bids them both an affectionate 
farewell, while that class places herself in the hands of Fate but 

''Let Fate do her worst, there are moments of joy, 
Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy. 
Which come in the night time of sorrow and care 
And bring back the features which joy used to wear. 
Long, long be our hearts with such memories filled! 
Like the vase in which roses have once been distilled — 
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, 
But the scent of the roses will hang 'round it still. 

Katharine A O'Connor. 

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Beatrice Donovan 

3T was midsummer night and I had settled myself down in- 
tending to read some weird tale to pass the evening. 

Picking up the book which lay nearest me, I opened it to 
Dickens' Christmas Carol, and thinking it unlucky to change, 
I decided to read it, though it was quite inappropriate to the 

I read for a while and upon turning one page I was surprised 
to find the graduation program of 1916 being used as a book- 
mark. Taking it up, I read over the girls' names thinking that, 
though we parted only a few weeks ago, our class was even now 
scattered, perhaps never to be reunited. 

I pondered over the names, wondering what the future 
would bring to each and every one, for I knew that although 
we were all starting as teachers, time would bring many changes 
and the future would find many of our classmates in different 
walks of life. 

Suddenly I realized that I was not alone in the room, and 
looking up I saw three girls, sisters, yet how different in appear- 

The first, Normal Past, of medium height, with shoulders 
slightly stooped and hair streaked with gray, led the way. 

Next came Normal Present, tall, straight, and two years 
the junior of her sister. 

Was it my imagination, or did the room suddenly seem 
brighter when Normal Future, a dainty little maid with dazzl- 
ing golden hair approached? 

I asked them to be seated and tell me their mission. 

By right of age Normal Past spoke first. She told me of a 
class of fifty girls meeting for the first time in the fall of 1914; 
of their joys'fand sorrows; of their works and pleasures; of their 
trials and troubles with Geometry, Cooking, Gymnastics, 
Psychology and the rest. 


Scarcely had she ceased speaking when Normal Present took 
up the story. She spoke to me of their dignity of the pride 
their parents feel in them; of their curly locks pushed back 
straight from their foreheads, and their lonesomeness at 

Was Normal Future so much more talented than her sisters, 
that I found myself sitting up and eagerly devouring the in- 
formation she was giving me? 

"What changes 1924 will see in these same girls Sister Present 
has been telling about!" she began. 

"Who would have thought that Katharine O'Connor, after 
becoming acquainted with a certain Star, would surrender to 

"Margaret Warren, true to her youthful ambition, is the 
matron of an orphan asylum. 

"And oh ! What wonders the Glee Club can work ! New York 
is quite enthused over the appearance of a new operatic singer, 
Helen Pierce, who has made her star hit with the song, 

"In the lane there is a swain 
I dearly love myself." 

"Marguerite Hanlon has become head and sole owner of a 
"Cutlery" concern in the Middle West, with Vera Brown 
settled happily nearby. 

"And are all here in the United States? " I asked. 

Oh no!" she answered. "Violet Lyman and Celestine Wight 
are neighbors in a small town of Alaska, while Frances Haley 
has at last realized her dream of 'ChinatoWn, my Chinatown/ 

"And what of Camilla Cole?" I inquired. 

"Two years after leaving Normal, Camilla was married to 
a man named Char. The headlines in the paper read, 'Char- 
Cole Wedding.' Now they are seated around a fireplace with 
a few little cinders near k them, while the embers of their hearth- 
fires are burning brightly. 

"Laura Flanders has invented a machine which will milk 
cows and sweep the floor at the same time, and has tried it out 
successfully at the Farming School of Genevieve and Ethel Eno. 

"One of the greatest ventures of the year, a venture which 
started as a trial and ended as a crowning success is a society 


camp managed by Ellen Corcoran and Thelma Donovan. It 
is situated at beautiful Windsor Lake and is run for the enter- 
tainment of the Normal girls. 

''Henry Ford has taken Marion Bryant into partnership 
because of her invention of an attachment by which this auto 
can be heard only a quarter of a mile away. 

"Florence Berard, after studying for awhile, had become a 
dentist in a comb factory, putting teeth in broken combs. 

"A new comic opera called 'The Rosebud Garden of Girls' 
has for its leading lady, Florence Humphries. Other members of 
the cast are Sadie Delphy, Beatrice Greene and Minnie Rumley 
and Thenis Engel is leader of the orchestra. 

"The most wonderful playground in Western Massachusetts 
where Electrical swings are the main feature, is now being man- 
aged by Gladys Fraleigh. 

"With a well-earned laurel wreath crowning her intellectual 
brow, Gladys Leonard has acquired fame and fortune by com- 
piling a 'Dictionary of 1001 Excuses For All Occasions,' of 
which there was an unprecedented sale. 

"Olive Warren is owner of a watch factory and employs 
thousands of people to make faces. 

"And has women suffrage been overlooked by our brilliant 
class?" I inquired. 

"No," answered Normal Future. "Women have at last 
come into their rights and Massachusetts boasts of Vice- 
President Urban, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and 
Senator Wilmott from Adams. 

"Mary Dempsey, having acquired a certain fondness for 
'Bills,' has become a cashier in abank because there is money in it. 

"Irene Kelley and Janet Rooney are Red Cross Nurses 
working in the trenches saving men. Statistics show that one 
hundred female applicants from the United States are on the 
waiting list. 

"Good-bye, Girls, I'm Through," was Mary Dickinson's 
motto as she settled down quietly the other side of the tunnel. 

"Through the efforts of Margaret Fallon and Katherine 
Hamer, Blackinton now boasts a novel roof-garden and moving- 
picture theatre which gets its films from the Killars Company, 
two of the actresses which are Dixie Dale, formerly Gertrude 

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Kelley, and Minnie Murdock, the modern Mary Pickford. 
Between reels, solos are rendered by the Melba of the Berkshires, 
Mary Taft, made famous as the composer of the popular song, 
'If the Trees Around the Flatiron Could Talk.' " 

"And what of Grace McKinstry?" I inquired. 

"Grace has followed up her Normal training and a head of 
a Kindergarten School in Springfield is assisted by Florence Moore 
and Lila Feeley. 

"Flora Corrigan has made a trip around the world trying to 
discover new lands, and has not yet given up 'Hope.' 

"As supervisor of cooking in a prominent domestic science 
school, Mary Durnin is winning great laurels for herself teaching 
young wives to cook the things that mother used to make," 
and thus to retain the undying affection of their husbands. 

"Jennie Rudnick, wife of a prominent citizen, has started a 
gymnastic school for girls in New York, educating them in the 
gentle art of breaking necks and putting limbs out of joint in the 
nost modern and painless methods. 

"The most popular contractor of the age is Doris Oliver, 
and though most contractors like to build of stone, Doris prefers 
'Wood,' which she buys almost wholly from the 'Forest' of 
Esther Morse. Her latest piece of work has been the building of 
large 'Hall' for Anna McClatchy in which Edith Johnson and 
Leah Howarth are to conduct a dancing class for the girls of 
Agnes Fallon's boarding-school. The latest dances being taught 
are the 'Taconic Toddle' and the 'Lunchroom Wiggle,' a 'soup'- 
ercilious slide." 

"I think there is someone else," I said. 

"Oh, yes," she answered. "Artists are raving over Elsa 
Meister whose drawings and paintings are said to be worth 
thousands of dollars." 

She ceased speaking, and after a moment's silence I ques- 
tioned. "Is that all?" 

"Yes," she answered, "count them and see." 

I began, "one, two, three, — four, five, six, . . . " it seemed 
as though she were striking a gong as I counted, . . . "seven, 
eight, nine, ..." the sound was growing fainter — "ten, eleven 
. . . " it had stopped! 

"Eleven!" I cried. She appeared not to hear me. 



"Eleven!" I repeated, this time a little louder. 

I heard a crash and sat up suddenly. 

"Yes," a voice near me said, "eleven o'clock and time you 
were in bed, instead of sleeping in that big chair." 

By this time I was wide awake and realized that it was the 
falling of my book and the old Grandfather clock which had 
called me back from Dreamland. 

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(With apologies to James Whitcomb Riley) 

As one who comes at evening o'er an album all alone, 
And muses o'er the faces of the friends that she has known, 
So I turn the leaves of Future, till, in shadowy design, 
I find the smiling features of an old classmate of mine. 

As a teacher over children whose delight it is to learn, 
Sweet, yet dignified I see her, as the leaves I quickly turn 
Well-beloved by her pupils, less like teacher than like friend; 
Or a gentle older sister, pointing out the path to trend. 

Then to college as instructor in psychology's mystic lore, 
I can see her gain such laurels as she never gained before; 
A favorite with the faculty, adored by every class, 
Fortune's sunshine beams upon her, as another leaf I pass. 

With eyes still gazing future- ward, I see her on a ship 
As personal conductor on a European trip 
Three score of seminary girls, who worship at her shrine, 
Care less for European sights than for her smile benign. 

To England, France and Germany, to Italy and Spain, 
She leads them morning, noon and night, in sunshine 

and in rain, 
In search of worlds to conquer and more wonders to relate; 
Till at last in lovely Venice our fair prophet meets her fate. 

A Berkshire multi-millionaire, quite captured by her charm, 
Accomplished his one heart's-desire, to shield her from all harm; 
He shared with her his name and fame, his fortune and his 

Then journeyed to America, resolved no more to roam. 



On dear North Adams' wooded heights, beside fair "Windsor 

He builds an ideal seminary, for her dear sake; 
A rival to the Normal School, but larger, better far, 
With this motto o'er the gateway, "Hitch your wagon to a 


And so the album closes, Future's pictures fade away 

Like the last sweet gleam of sunshine on a golden summer day; 

And still lingering o'er Life's album, I pray Heaven itself 

to bless, 
And to fill our prophet's future with the glory of success. 

Flora Cor rig an. 

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Tf/'NOW all men by these presents that we, the class of 1916 
2*V of the Normal School of the City of North Adams in 
the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
being of sound and disposed mind and memory, do hereby make 
this our last will and testament, revoking all former wills by us 
made and bequeathing as follows: 

To Mr. Murdock: one hundred golden hours, said hours 
having accumulated since the middle of February, when we 
learned so well how to study that the hours allotted in the school 
curriculum for study were superabundant, and consequently 
the use of approximately one hundred hours was not necessary. 
To express our appreciation to Mr. Murdock for the knowledge 
of this time saving device of clear thinking, we hereby bequeath 
the aforementioned unused hours. 

To the Faculty: any atoms of knowledge which we have 
failed to absorb, on condition that they be renovated before 
being presented to future classes. 

To the Training School Teachers: the deep appreciation of 
our valued instruction shown by the pupils of "Mark Hopkins." 

To the Owners of Moving Picture Theatres : all seats hither- 
to occupied regularly Friday and Saturday evenings by the Class 
of '16 — on condition that the entering class of North Adams 
Normal School be given first option of rental of said seats. 

To the Juniors: In addition to the traditional heirlooms of 
previous Seniors, the ineradicable memory of the illustrious 
class of 1916, and the opportunity to follow in their footsteps. 

To our Alma Mater: The class of 1915 to protect and cherish 
until they are sufficiently improved to be let loose into the 
world to further the work of the teacher as she inspires the youth 
of the nation to pursue the path of knowledge. 

In witness whereof we sign our name. 

CLASS OF 1916. 
Witnesses : 

Abir^HH to SumorB 

Florence M. Humphreys 

fttttEMBERS of the Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen and 
w** members of the Junior Class. Dear friends. 

We, the class now graduating in these final,] sacred hours 
that mark the close of our happy association and student life 
with you, pause in solemn and reflective mood before we say 

Imagination paints for us a picture and places us at the door- 
way of our dear old Normal School from whence we look back- 
ward and forward, and behold as far as eye can see an unbroken 
chain of immortal human links, each link polished and glitter- 
ing with a luster more beautiful and bright than that of diamond 
or of gold. 

Upon more careful examination we discover that each bar 
in this marvelous chain represents a class, and it reveals the 
fact that from each link depends a picture. 

Many of the pictures hanging from that chain have been 
carried in its progress so distantly into the past, that we, the 
class of 1916 are unable to discern even their most vague out- 
lines, but they can never be carried so far into the ever receding 
years that their scenes shall fail to live before the mental eyes 
of their living participants. 

As members of the present graduating class, however, our 
eyes naturally turn to the new link in the chain inscribed with 
the figures "1914-'16," for those are really interesting figures 
to us. Selfish? Yes, it may be. But it is natural, and only 
human after all. Those figures mean something to us: They 
represent a period in our lives that so long as life and reason 
survive shall continue unf or gotten. 


Strange to say, unlike its fellows we find our link possesses 
more than ordinary weight. We cannot consistently ascribe this 
corpulence of our membership, nor are we so insufferably vain 
as to publicly attribute it to superior mentality. Please re- 
member our private opinions are only privately expressed. 
Here we prefer to assign as a reason for undue weight, lack of 
sluggishness, laziness and ambition. Do not laugh at our fail- 
ings and frailties but kindly remember that — 

"There is so much good in the worst of us 

And so much bad in the best of us 

That it hardly behooves any of us 

To smile or laugh at the rest of us." 

Now we come to the picture swinging from our glistening 
link. Ah, look, there we are, girls with sunny locks, girls with 
tresses as deeply sombre as midnight, and lassies with hair of 
brown, bending studiously, and sometimes patiently but oftener 
impatiently over long lessons in psychology, mathematics, etc., 
from 4.15 to 10.15 p. m. with a brief interval from 6 to 6.30 for 
the hasty consumption of our evening repast. At 10.15 all 
lights must disappear, and "as it was in the beginning is now 
and ever shall be" — only darkness after 10.15 p. m. 

The second picture shows us, not with frowning faces nor 
with tasks to be performed. In this scene the time is the early 
or possibly unearly hours of the morning watch. The dormitory 
is wrapped in slumber profound and steady, and we may well 
imagine, not altogether still, and, dear friends of the audience 
although many of its inmates had truly musical voices, memory 
brings back to our ears the sonorific tones which many, many 
times has issued from the distended mouths of those self same 
lassies closely embraced in the soothing arms of staid old 
Morpheus and those tones were — well, to say the least, not the 
tones of high class prima donnas, or if they were the voices of 
those prima donnas were sadly, deplorably out of tune! Not 
withstanding our calmly heroic endurance of this nerve wreck- 
ing disturbance on the part of our sleeping friends, yet when we 
were faithfully awakened according to our written request 
posted conspicuously on the outward portals of our halls of 
slumber "the Somnolent class" had the temerity to awaken from 
their dreams and deafening snores, and bring complaint against 
us for those rappings at the doors. 


Once again behold us — Ah! but what approaches here? 
Nothing, dear friends, but the Junior link, calmly advancing to 
take our position of "grave and reverend Seniors" and while 
our own grand link, with its masterpiece of art moves outward 
and away, this other bar, the largest of them all, bearing the 
inscription "19 15-' 17" with its chromo swinging idly to and 
fro, comes slowly into view. As we glance at this pictorial 
attempt we have only time to note that its expectation is as 
yet neither perfect nor complete. 

Now permit us to offer you two bits of council drawn from 
Senior wisdom and experience. First extinguish your lights at 
10. 15 p. m. that you may avoid a battle royal with all its noise 
and clatter when the devoted, much blamed, but conquering 
monitor compels the full observance of the law, and second, 
guard well and carefully cherish that grand ennobling book, the 
Seniors favorite, dear, old Psychology. 

Seriously, dear Juniors, please remember that as yours 
has thus far been the largest class to enter the school, it is possible 
for it, as it is its duty, to attain a high degree of perfection, if 
its members will carefully avail themselves of the counsel of 
our excellent faculty. They have helped you hitherto. Per- 
mit them to complete the shaping and polishing of your link, 
and when at last their work is done, and it is moving out, as ours 
today is passing, your hearts will be filled with satisfaction and 
with praise of the teachers who have prepared you for your 
profession so thoroughly and well. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the facility, and of the 
Junior class, our tasks are done, and it only remains for us to 
speak the sad, sweet word "good-bye" and as our ship of destiny 
glides out from this fair haven toward life's wide, restless sea, 
we lean against that good ship's rail and gaze at the receding 
harbor, and as your handkerchiefs, like white banners of peace 
and goodwill flutter in our direction, our own wave back to you, 
and we say — 

Blest be the links that bind 

Our hearts to memory's shore, 

To school and friends we leave behind, 

And days that are no more. 

3u« ©ration 


,NCE more the time has come when another 
class must bid their Alma Mater farewell. 
As has been the custom in the past to plant the 
vine, so dear to us all, the ivy, we, the class of 
1916, are now gathered here for that memor- 
able occasion, that we may leave for those 
who follow us, a memory dear and sacred to 
us all. 

As the tender green ivy climbs to the beauti- 
ful wall which it so closely covers, even so, we 
shall cling to our Alma Mater. And, like the 
vine, still climbing and reaching out, we too, 
shall reach out for all that is helpful and aspire to that which 
is highest and best. 

"All common things, each day's events, 
That with the Jiour begin and end, 
Our pleasures and our discontents, 
Are rounds by which we may ascend. 

We have not wings, we cannot soar; 

But we have feet to scale and climb 
By slow degrees, by more and more, 

The cloudy summits of our time." 

Among the virtues which the ivy symbolizes is faith, a vir- 
tue needed by all as we start out on life's long journey. We 
must learn never to give up, but with our faith still press on, 
even though the way may sometimes seem dark and dreary. 
Tennyson says: 

We have but faith: we cannot know, 
For knowledge is of things we see; 

And yet we trust it comes from Thee, 
A beam in darkness; let it grow." 



As the ivy beautifies the wall which it covers and so ten- 
derly shields, so we with our love will shield and protect 
humanity, of a weaker nature, around us. 

Like the roots of the ivy may our love grow deeper and 
firmer each year and may we give out that love to those around 
us. For life that is real consists, not in taking, but giving 
and we get out of life exactly as much as we put into it. 

"If you give to the world the best you have, 
The best will come back to you." 

So to-day, dear friends, we plant the ivy and may our 
class spirit be planted with it, as a symbol of our love and 
loyalty to our Alma Mater, and as the seasons come and go, 
may this verdant> vine remind those who remain of the love 
and loyalty of the class of 1916. 

Florence May Berard. 

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'Neath the shadow of these hills, 
We have lived for two short years, 
And the heart with friendship thrills, 
While our eyes they fill with tears. 


For the time has come, when we, 
And the friends we love so well, 
Are to bid good-bye to Normal, 
And to say our last farewell. 


'Mid the sunshine and the cloud, 
We have bravely struggled thru, 
'Till with learning, are endowed, 
By the help of teachers true. 


But before we go our way, 
And we leave our mater fair, 
We will plant the ivy vine, 
And commit it to your care. 

May the vine we plant today, 
In your memory leave a thought, 
Of the spirit of "Sixteen," 
And the good that she has wrought. 



And as now we all depart, 
And we go upon life's way, 
May the sunshine fill each heart, 
As it strives to win the day. 


But the sun won't always shine, 
As we journey here below, 
So we must just like the vine, 
Keep our faith here as we go. 


And the vine must also cling, 
To the wall which enfolds, 
So must we to best ideals, 
For 'tis those our life will mould. 


For in life we must not take, 
Xor must seek for praise, or gain, 
But to give, to share, to love. 
And to serve with might and main. 

Now before I close and say, 
That I wish you all success, 
I must trust you to the One, 
Who will guide each day and bless. 

Mary E. Taft. 

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Speci \i. Talent 

Curling her hair 

Rolling her eyes 



Chair catling and 
knitting (?) 

Shining in the social line 

Posing for Miss P. 

Watching Ethel 


Dancing the latest 

Interviewing super- 
intendeD I s 

Favorite Expression 
I don't care 

My stars! 

Have vim this done? 

I don't understand 

Wait till I get out of 

Hey Kid! 

I'll try 

Yes, dear 

Now ain't that awful 

Hey, Abie! 

What are you talking 

Favorite Pastime 
Art work 

Writing letters 

Prayer meetings 


Seeing A Dentist 
Looking pleasant 
Helping everyone 
Making us laugh 

Combing her hair 
Starting something 


To grow taller 

To live, laugh and 
love much 

To be a missionary 

To be a Judge 

To lead in society 

Keep in style 

To be a teacher 

To help everybody 

To meet Pestolozzi 

To own a georgette 
crepe factory 

To get acquainted 

Elsa Miester 

Katherine O'Connor 

Florence Moore 
Minnie Murdock 

"Peg" Hanlon 

Flossy Berard 
Ethel Eno 

Genevieve Eno 
"Jane" Rooney 

"Dot" Oliver 
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Special Talent 
Being good 


Fixing her hair 

Bug honey-moons 

Dispelling gloom 

Skipping gym 
Keeping secrets 
Teaching arithmetic 
Amusing Camilla 

Riding on trolley cars 

Rolling eyes 

Going to "movies" 

Favorite Expression 
Sweet night 
So help me Ha ad 
My Sakes i 
Aw' gwan 

Isn't that pathetic 

I'm tired 

, , , , 

He's nuts 


I'm scared stiff 
That's horrid 

Say, Kid 

Favorite Pastime 

Teaching in Savoy 



Running a car 

Gelling S-o-m-e know- 
ledge at noon 

Thinking of the west 

Making faces 

Keeping the front 
chair in psychology 


Taking her music 
lesson across the road 
from somew here 

To travel 
To run an auto 
To learn more 
To go far away 

To go in vaudeville 

To get somewhere 
Being consistent 

To go to China 

To grow tall 

To live near a cemetery 

Nam 10 
Mary Durnin 
Bea Donovan 
Thenis Engel 
"Ag" Fallon 

"Marg" Fallon 

Laura Flanders 

"Fran" Haley 
Lila Feeley 

"Han" Hamer 

Florence 1 1 u mphreys 

Irene Kelley 








Special Talent 

Taking walks 

Looking innocent 

Writing plans 

Helping everyone 
to be happy 

Looking up a job 

Reciting in H. of E. 

Missionary work 


Combing hair 

Concealing that diamond 


Cheering others up 

Woman Suffrage 

Favorite Expression 
I'm peeved 


Oh, Gosh 

You re not angry? 

Good night! 
Good-bye girls 
I don't know 
Hang it all! 
Absolutely punk 
Now, did you ever! 
Ah, Slush! 

Hello, everybody 

Got your lit.(?) 

Favorite Pastime 

Going with "Fran" 

Treating the girls 

Shooting C pointers 


Visiting Mrs. Graves 


Seeking Olive 

Visiting Williamstown 

Play for Glee Club 

Reading letters from Vt. 

Glee Club 

Walking (?) 

To get out alive 

To beat Mrs. Castle 

To live on the level 

Just to be nice 

Start a kindergarten 
To live happy 
To be an orator 
To grow fat 
Social position 
To get married 
To be a carpenter 
Be a matron of an 

Get a picture in her locket 

"Gert" Kelly 

Trude Killars 

Anna McClatchey 

Jennie Rudnick 

Esther Morse 
Grace McKinstry 
"Celest" Wight 
Helen Pierce 
Olive Warren 
"Dicky" Dickinson 
Camilla Cole 

Margaret Warren 

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OW many of you 
girls up at Taconic 

Hall this last year, re- 
member the wedding of 
Nat Goodwin and Lillian 

I thought you 
couldn't have forgotten 
that memorable affair. 
Yes, it occurred Tuesday 
evening, the eleventh 
of October, 1915, and 
well we might remember 
that evening for it was 
the night before a holi- 
day, one of those rare 
happenings for N. A. 
N. S. Remember how 
we all petitioned to have 
that holiday come on 
Monday so we could hie 
to our far distant homes 
for a couple of days? 
Alas, our efforts were in 
vain, but why? That 
was the question. 
We all went diligently to school on Monday and then came 
study hour Monday eve., however, for some reason no one 
felt like studying the night before that holiday. A group of 
us gathered in room 46 after dinner to talk about the weather, 
etc., and then we began to wonder what we could do for ex- 
citement. That week the play Graustark had been running 
down at the movies and most of us had been to see it. Someone 
suggested that we try to play that, another said, "Why not have 
just the wedding scene?" That appealed favorably to us all, 



but now [the question 
was, who should be the 
bride, and who the 
groom ? Of course these 
were such important 
parts that no one would 
speak up and say, "I 
will," for fear of offend- 
ing her neighbor, so we 
wrote out the different 
names on slips of paper, 
put these in a basket, and 
then each girl drew a slip 
and the problem was 
easily solved. 

Thenis was to be 
bride; Fran, groom; 
Olive, brides-maid; 
Trudy, best man; 
Camilla, the Minister; 
Elsa, the bride's mother; 
Vera, the bride's father; 
Gert and Helen, maids of 
honor; Esther, train 
bearer; Marion, ring 
bearer; Flossie, flower 
girl; and Dick and Vi ushers. 

When the parts were all decided we scurried to our rooms to 
make ready our costumes. Olive and Helen were to write the 
invitations and slip them under all the other girls' doors. The 
invitations read something like this: 

Nat Goodwin 


Lillian Russel 

Tonight 9.30 

Sewing Room 

Later we decided, this being such a grand occasion, that the 

reception hall would be a much more appropriate room, so there 

was where the wedding took place. 

N O R M A LO (J l E 


Yes, certainly we had plenty of time in which to prepare, 
the whole of study hour, and I'm sure most of those taking 
part spent the time in preparation and never thought of study. 
At the close of study hour all was ready. AYe formed in 
line in the corridor on third floor so that the bridal procession 
might go down through the halls. No one would ever have 
recognized us, actually we hardly knew each other. You have 
no idea what costumes you can make up till you have tried, 
water paints, ink, crayon, and various articles of wearing ap- 
parel will work miracles. 

There was the bride with a handsome pink complexion, 
dressed in a beautiful white evening (?) gown with a flowing 
lace train, which once had been draped at the window. She 
carried a bouquet of roses, that had adorned a hat, and sprigs of 
evergreen obtained on a recent Grey lock trip. 

The groom looked very manly in his stiff collar, white even- 
ing (?) trousers and long tailed coat. He had a pert litttle 
mustache on his upper lip, thanks to black paint and an artistic 

The brides-maid wore a broad hat, a soft, meshy gown which 
clearly revealed her swan like neck, and she carried sprigs of 

The best man looked like a little dude in his beaver hat, long 
tailed coat, "tight fitting" white trousers, orange silk stockings, 
evening slippers. He also had a pert little mustache similar 
to that of the groom. 



The minister came forward with stately dignity, wearing a 
long, brown robe with a wide border. This robe had many 
times protected him from cold during his slumber, but it was 
its first appearance in public. 

The bride's mother was a tall stately lady who showed a 
great deal of rhythm and harmony in her choice of dress. 

The father was a short, demure looking little Dutchman, 
who I fear was rather hen pecked. A few sofa pillows had given 
him a very stout form, and a fringed paper prominently perched 
on his chin made an excellent beard. 

The maids of honor, charming young ladies with lovely 
pink and white complexions and heavy eye brows, were dressed 
in handsome white reception gowns and fashionable broad 
brimmed hats. 

The train bearer and the ring bearer, sweet little girls with 
long tresses caught back with large pink bows, wore simple 
little evening gowns. 

The flower girl wore a dainty green figured dress and a large 
hat with a rolling brim. 

The ushers looked like stalwart Englishmen with their eye 
spectacles, jockey caps, white "tight fitting" knee breeches and 
dark coats. 

As we formed in line strains of the wedding march were 
distinctly heard from the first floor, and soon we marched 
stately down the stairs. When we entered the reception hall 



we saw a goodly company assembled, some dressed in fine 
costumes especially for the occasion. 

The marriage ceremony took place before the fire place 
amidst the circle of guests. The minister and groom took their 
places and then the bride came forward leaning on her father's 
arm. Never did a minister use more fluent phrases or 
more meaning gestures, than Rev. Mr. Cole used on this occasion. 

After the happy couple were united, the wedding reception 
was given, the victrola furnishing music, and every one, bridal 
party and guests, joined in for a merry little dance. It was 
true that trains and stout bodies rather interfered in the dancing 
but no one minded that, and we continued to make merry 
until the fatal time, 10.10, arrived when we had to hurry to 
our rooms. 

I'm sure there wasn't a person who was in the bridal party 
or the audience, who had not laughed until her sides fairly ached. 
Such moments when we entirely forgot our duties did us worlds 
of good, and they are moments that will not soon be forgotten. 

The next morning the bride, groom, and whole wedding train 
had their pictures taken on the lawn in front of the dormi- 
tory, and most everyone borrowed those films. Girls who have 
those snap shots, if you ever feel blue just take out your snap 
shot book, turn to the wedding pictures, and you'll laugh out- 
right in spite of yourselves. 

Vera Brown 

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JjtfjE Seniors were all in the "Gym" having a lively game 
'W of "Stationary" when Miss Baright with several 
strangers appeared in the doorway. We played on giving 
little thought as to who the strangers were because of the 
fact that visitors are not at all uncommon at our school. 
However we all were attracted by one of the group, a very 
tall, distinguished-looking gentleman, but even his presence 
did not stop the game because the next basket was to decide 
the winning team. After watching our play a few moments 
our visitors went on. 

Soon after, the following note came to Miss Skeele: "The 
Seniors will report in the Assembly Hall at once. Governor 
Walsh is to speak." Still in our gym suits we all hustled 
over to school and there the Juniors and Faculty were as- 
sembled. Before long the distinguished looking gentleman, 
who had visited us in the gymnasium and whom we had 
barely noticed, came in and was introduced to us by 
Mr. Smith as our Governor — The Honorable David I. Walsh. 
Imagine, not only our surprise, but our chagrin for having 
thus ignored our honorable guest in the gymnasium! Never- 
theless we showed our respect and patriotism later by applaud- 
ing with the greatest enthusiasm. 

The Governor spoke to us in a way that we never shall 
forget — his full, clear voice ringing out in the intense quiet 
of the room. His message revealed to us what our state is 
actually doing for education and we were made to feel, as never 
before, its power and greatness. Soon our thoughts were 
carried out of the narrow groove of school to a larger realiza- 
tion of our State and our responsibility, as prospective teachers, 
to it. Never before had we been more inspired. At once 
we all were filled with the greatest desire to become the best 
possible teachers. 

This is the first time in the history of our school that 
we have been honored by a visit from the Governor of the 
State and this unexpected visit of our chief magistrate did 
us so much good that we hope other classes may have the 
same privilege. — Leah Hoivarth. 

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2ffASSERS-BY often look as though they wondered how 
^* we pass our time, way up on this hill. Therefore, we 
shall endeavor to make you all acquainted with our happy 

At 6. .SO sharp, the rising bell rings, calling us forth to 
our daily duties. We go to breakfast, then hustle back to 
our rooms and blow the pussy cats under the couches to 
remain until Saturday. 

At 8 o'clock we start to accomplish in an hour, that 
which we should have spent three hours on the night before. 

Next we wander over to chapel and may be seen sitting 
there, waiting patiently for Mr. Murdock to announce our 
favorite hymn (him) "God Send Us Men." After listening 
to an inspiring talk by our Principal, our ranks break for the 
rest of the day, each going to her own duty. 

At 12 o'clock we all make a grand rush for the dormitory 
table which contains our only mail (male). 

Shortly after, we have lunch, a meal which we enjoy 
more and more as the days grow less. 

We are kept busy, then, until four o'clock, when we usu- 
ally wander down street to see the sights. 

At "five" minutes of six we all begin to primp, so as to be 
ready when the long-waited for dinner bell rings at six. Ah, 
how good it all tastes ! Each night a trifle better than the night 
before. After this delightful repast, everyone indulges in 
some sort of sport before study hour. 

This year a student Council has been chosen to regulate 
dormitory affairs. Since this election, in order to move during 
study hour, we have to peek up and down and sideways of all 
corridors to be sure that none of the ten are watching. Often- 
times in our efforts to avoid any member of the Council, we 
deliberately (?) run into a teacher and feel disgraced because 
we left our room to see about some studying??? 

Saturday mornings the whole household is in a turmoil. 
Everyone is sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing, ironing, 
and, in fact, doing a countless number of things at once. 


Occasionally something real exciting happens. One thing 
that we all enjoy is the preparation for a "midnight spread," 
and then the very feed itself. Just before a vacation there 
are usually a number of these taking place. On the sly, 
during study hour, different ones are making salads, sand- 
wiches, drinks, opening olives and pickles and so forth. In- 
variably some sad catastrophe occurs. Perhaps some pickle 
bottle breaks and the juice flies all over the room. 

Now all of a sudden, a gentle tap conies at the door. In 
less than two seconds all of the "helpers" have disappeared. 
Some are hiding in the closets, others are back of the screens, 
while still others are under the beds. All of the eatables 
suddenly vanish, and the hostess goes to the door, and greets 
a teacher. She comes in and proceeds to talk at length about 
some inportant business, to the poor girl who is trying to 
control her laughter which is caused by little giggles which 
burst forth from various parts of the room. 

The teacher finally leaves, and the girls rush out and 
start work with a new vigor. 

Now, the most exciting thing of all is the fire-drill. Every- 
one is peacefully sleeping, when that alarm rings. In a second 
all have jumped up, dressed, formed lines in the corridors, 
and filed down the fire-escapes. Upon our return into the 
main corridor Mr. Murdock asks us if we talked, laughed, 
failed to hear the bell, and so on. As soon as possible we as- 
cend the stairs, fall back into our beds, and think about the 
excitement the rest of the night. 

Thus, day in and day out, the fleeting moments are passed 
happily by the Normal Girls, who occupy the famous yellow 
building on the hill. 


®ljp Han Aaterbutlt Dinner ptrtij 

/fftNE of the jolliest dining-room events happened when we, 
Vii/ who sat at Airs. Van Etten's table set out to imper- 
sonate the Van Asterbuilt family. 

Up to this time we had been very much on our dignity, 
for we had come together as strangers under the sobering 
thought that we were to be developed and turned out, as 
dignified school marms. Now we had a chance for some 
real fun which we met with zest. 

We had kept our dinner party a secret and as we entered 
the dining room the eyes of eighty or more teachers and stu- 
dents stared at us as though we were intruders. Then when 
they recognized us, laughter and clapping rang out through 
the room. 

This is how the Van Asterbuilts appeared. Grandfather, 
who was Helen Wells and whose face beamed with radiance 
under his silver locks, was dressed in a quiet, dark suit and 
carried a cane. Grandmother, Miss Pearson whom we had 
invited for the occasion, appeared in conventional costume, 
a black silk gown and white lace cap. 

Mother, Mrs. Van Etten was gowned in a purple dress 
which added to her stately and dignified manner which was 
so highly respected by her children. 

Father, Bessie Legate, wore white trousers with a dark 
blue coat which fitted to correct lines. The eldest daughter, 
in real life, Miss Helen Pierce, wore a charming creation of 
blue French satin embellished with white fox, and her beauty 
was further set off by rare family jewels. The old maid 
aunt, who was Miss Slaiger, wore a tight fitting basque of 
brocaded velvet. Her hair was arranged in a most becoming 
(?) way so typical of some, who reach this stage in life. 

Jack, Genevieve Eno, the overgrown son wore high collar 
and smart Norfolk suit with knickerbockers. 

Dina, the colored waitress, who was Vera Brown wore a 
plaid dress, red tie, white apron, stockings of two colors, blue 
and orange, and a black curly wig. This description cannot 


do justice to her picture; to appreciate it you should have 
seen her. 

Mary and Hattie, Daisy Turner and Rose Hickey, two 
very dignified students, quite surprised us all. Before this, 
they never forgot for a moment their training from youth — 
never spoke till spoken to and never asked for a second help- 
ing of anything. But now how different they acted! 

These two playmate sisters brought their doll and teddy 
bear and they just couldn't sit still. They stood up in their 
chairs and flourished their dolls in every direction. Mother 
wore an anxious look and father's resources as a disciplinarian 
were taxed to the uttermost. Finally they were such very 
naughty little girls that, Dina, the colored maid had to take 
them from the table. 

The fun we had impersonating this family and the fun the 
rest of the dining room had watching us, I am sure no one of 
us is likely to forget. 

— Genevieve Eno. 

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fOU ask, What was the most enjoyable social evening 
spent at "Taconic Hall?" You shall have a unanimous 
and direct response. Doubtless, your mind and active 
imagination has already satisfied you, but, we must permit no 
mistakes on such an occasion as this. Though the occurrence 
seems extremely improbable and almost impossible, and, though 
you may question the verity of this statement, we all assure 
you that the actual "man" dance, held February 5th, 1916 
was the most inspiring and long to-be-remembered event of 
the whole two years spent within the sacred and protecting walls 
of the dormitory. 

In September we had been promised an informal party some- 
time during the middle of the school year. Why we remembered 
it, it is needless to assert. 

It was just before Christmas "when all through the house" 
a rumor began to be carried back and forth by the Zephyrs 
trying to arouse interest concerning the promised entertain- 
ment which we were in hopes would take the form of a dance. 
Of course, everybody was getting ready to go home, so the 
question was dropped until we returned in January to industri- 
ously resume our studies. How easily, then could be read on 
each countenance the expression of expectation that something 
was to happen. No one seemed easy or ready to go to work 
until the question which rested in each mind was settled. Con- 
sequently, a house meeting was held and a motion was made 
and immediately seconded that we request to be allowed a "man" 
dance in February. A large majority vote led us to elect a 
committee consisting of both Juniors and Seniors to go to 
Mr. Murdock and make a plea, as it were, according to our wishes. 
Among the many privileges which we desired one was that we 
be permitted to dance until the late hour of eleven o'clock, 
and to our unspeakable surprise and joy it was granted. 

Likewise, many of our other suggestions were favored so 
that we began without delay to prepare for the great event. 
Engraved invitations, limited to two apiece, were sent out to 


very select friends, gowns were procured for the occasion, and 
all necessaries were looked out for long before hand. Naturally, 
obstructions arose which disappointed and gladdened us al- 
ternatively, but, finally, everything turned out favorably. 

Next came the arrangement of the programs for the evening. 
What a success that proved to be! A certain few of us were 
far-sighted enough to comprehend that unless some arrange- 
ment were made for becoming acquainted in a quick, but orderly 
manner, during the evening that an inestimable amount of time 
would be practically wasted, when we might be using it ad- 
vantageously as the melodious music filled the hall. A scheme 
was thereby worked up in which the girls grouped together 
and filled out cards indicating with whom each number was 
to be danced, while a corresponding card was made out for each 
gentleman guest. 

The interval between January 5th and February 5th seemed 
like a decade, even though we knew that good things come 

At length, the eventful evening with all its splendor and 
gorgeous array arrived. Luckily, it was on Saturday night. 
If otherwise, we willingly acknowledge that books, lesson plans 
and all forms of academic and professional w T ork would have 
been intentionally ignored. Could you blame us? "When the 
clock tolled out the hour of six and the dinner bell rang such a 
sigh swept through the hall as was never heard before! How 
could nearly a whole hour be taken up in the dining-hall when 
every minute was necessary in getting ready to make a pleasing 
appearance at eight? On the other hand, how could we endure 
such a wild form of unaccustomed dissipation for three whole 
hours without nourishment. So, shortly, we were at our various 
places, nervously eating, or pretending to eat, and endeavoring 
to effect a conversation, though it was very evident that our 
thoughts were on the coining festivities. 

Seven o'clock found us busily engaged in "dolling up", 
and you would surely agree that the expression is well chosen 
if you might have had the opportunity to cast even a glance at 
the various styles of hair-dressing and gowns, as we tremblingly 
proceeded to "line-up" in the main corridor one hour later. 
Bell after bell rang, man after man entered the precious gates 


to our temporary home, and there was many a sigh of relief 
as warm greetings were exchanged. One more ordeal and a very 
pleasant time would begin. This ordeal consisted in passing 
through the receiving line with our friends to be inspected and 
surveyed by a committee of three, which, to be sure, was a 
remarkable improvement upon former practice. What a trying 
amount of work had been experienced from the time the first 
thought was given to the affair up till the time we stood under 
the dazzling lights of the hall! No wonder there were so many 
unprepared lessons ! 

Xo time was lost after we were once within hearing of the 
music. The programs, which had been provided, prohibited 
any and all "mural decorations," much to the intense satis- 
faction of everybody. Card tables were placed in another room 
for all those who sought a more quiet form of entertainment. 
At 9.30 intermission allowed us an opportunity to enjoy light 
refreshments in the dining-hall, after which the completion of 
the fleeting evening's amusement was enthusiastically resumed. 

Eleven o'clock approached only too soon! It was the last 
dance and signs of "breaking up" had already been set on foot 
by a few of our guests who demonstrated an example of what 
others were to follow, lest they be too late in escaping through 
the mighty strongholds of our hall. Every heart was bubbling 
over with joy and satisfaction, but, still, 

Slowly and sadly we bade them good-night, 

And we watched them as with gloom they faded from sight. 

With fondness and pleasure we now recall this charming 
event and with heartiness and gratefulness to each other, to 
our advising principal, to our encouraging matron, to our 
helping faculty, and to all who assisted in bringing about 
success, we give our sincerest gratitude. 

May the future bring mirth 

And many meetings of such worth. 

Ellen T. Corcoran. 

®fj£ Sfyankfigtimtg pirtg 

November 22, 1915 

ffl'HERE was excitement everywhere in the ''Dorm." that 
^^ evening because the next day we were going home for Thanks- 
giving vacation. At last the bell sounded for dinner and we 
entered the dining room. Behold! how changed. On every 
table there was a turkey centerpiece, the base of which was 
surrounded by rosy red apples, and green and gold streamers 
reached to each plate. A pretty sight it was indeed! 

Hardly were we seated when the waitresses began singing. 
Others caught the spirit and soon one table after another started 
a song and all others joined in. Cheers were given for the various 
members of the faculty and a fine time was enjoyed by all. 

After our delightful meal a final song was sung in the main 
hall and we all went to our various rooms to study (?) and pack 

Gladys M. Leonard. 


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/JpiXE of the most enjoyable events of the year was the 
V£l7 wonderful barnyard show. It was called "The Ab- 
normal Berkshire Taconic Barnyard Show" and was given in 
the gymnasium by the members of Miss Pearson's table. 

A week before the event all sorts of posters, which aroused 
great curiosity, especially the one about the free jitney ride 
appeared on the bulletin board. 

The night of the show all those who wished to attend received 
tickets from Mrs. Van Etten. Thus it happened that shortly 
before eight o'clock a great crowd assembled at the head of 
the south stairway, as only two or three were allowed to go 
down at one time. Lo and behold! when they reached the 
basement what should they see but the jitneys which were 
to take them to the "gym." These jitneys, which were run 
by a few of the performers, were none other than the wheel- 
barrows used by Guss! In order to see the show, everyone 
both teachers and girls, was obliged to take a jitney ride, 
and the laughing and screaming accompanying these rides 
could be heard all over the dormitory. 

When all the audience was seated, Miss Pearson, the leader 
made a speech in which she told all about the show, after 
which the performance began. The first thing on the pro- 
gram was the parade. Those in the parade were as follows: 
Mary Dickinson, a trained horse; Camilla Cole, a farmer; 
Sarah Clark, a rooster; Ethel Garland, a donkey; Eleanor 
Hohner, a clown; Catherine Carney, a bear; Agnes Keefe and 
Elsa Meister, ostriches. 

After the parade each one had a special "feat to perform. 
First, the ostriches appeared before the audience and bowed, 
as the leader called them by name and then explained that 
some of the feathers plucked from these ostriches were for 
sale. Next, all the performers sang "I want to Go Back to 
Michigan," while the rooster perched high on the vertical 
ladder crowed and crowed. After that the farmer drove the 
<ionkey around the "Gym". This was followed by the grace- 


ful dancing of the bear to the tune sung by the leader. It 
was then announced that the bear would climb the rope if 
there was any gentlemen present who would be willing to give 
fifty cents. As it happened to the great surprise of everyone 
a really truly gentleman stepped from the audience and pre- 
sented the fifty cents. This was so unexpected that for a 
few moments pandemonium reigned but the bear stepped 
bravely forth and under the circumstances did her part well. 
Then, to the music of the victor, the trained horse galloped 
around. Then it was announced that the clown would per- 
form a great stunt on a barrel if he could get enough persons 
to support the barrel. But this proving impossible it was 
decided to abandon the idea and present the next number 
on the program which was the singing of "The Monk" by the 
whole company, a performance which greatly delighted the 

The last thing on the program was the procession of 
mourners who grieved over the loss of the animals that had 
once belonged to the show. Afterwards general dancing was 
enjoyed until bedtime. 

(Biass &ong 

We love to sing of N. A. N. S. 

Our noble Alma Mater, 
In all the state she is the best, 

And none will e'er be greater. 
The ties that bind our normal days 

No power can ever sever, 
For we'll be true to N. A. N. S. 

The yellow and white forever. 


Normal School, 1916 

To me the past has no regret, 
The days have vanished like a dream 

1 bless the hour when first we met — 1916 

When we have left these dear old halls 

Upon our graduation, 
Another class shall sing our song, 

With loyal adoration. 
The ties that bind our Normal days 

No power can ever sever 
For we'll be true to N. A. N. S. 

The yellow and white, forever. 

Mary Dickinson. 

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Farewell, dear Normal School 
We now say good-bye 
Engraved on each memory 
Thy name will ne'er die. 
May all things beautiful, 
Noble, strong and free 
Thru kind Heaven's providence 
Be show'red on thee. 

Hail! Alma Mater, dear 

We praise thy name, 

And in accents strong and true 

We spread thy fame. 

Thou hast become to us 

A shining beacon light 

And we shall e'er turn to thee 

In Fears dark night. 

Marguerite L. Hanlon. 

S — is for the seniors of the Normal 

E — is for the ease with which they teach 

N — is for the Normal they have attended. 

I — for the impression they will leave 

O — is for their optimistic nacure 

R — for Right and right they'll always be 

Put them all together they spell Senior the name that 
means the world to me. 

Compliments of the Juniors 


A ticket to China 

A masculine harem 

A 'Mackintosh' 

About two dozen pencils 


Vacation all the time 

A Doctor 

Scott's works 

Something to call 'Fritz' 

Appreciation for her smiles 

A course in 'Wood '-work 

Harper's Weekly 

An Earl 


A position near 'Dana' 

A champion swimmer 

A 'Ray' of sunshine 

Her own way 


Fran Haley 
Gert Kelly 
Katherine Hamer 
Janet Rooney 
Laura Flanders 
Irene Kelley 
Florence Berard 
Mary Dickinson 
Celestine Wight 
Florence Moore 
Doris Oliver 
Violet Lyman 
Gladys Fraleigh 
Peg Hanlon 
Esther Morse 
Trude Killars 
Vera Brown 
Flora Corrigan 
Beatrice Donovan 

Now that you have got it, what are you going to do 

with it? 


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The Flat Iron 
The Bijou 
The Richmond 
See-me-at-once notices 
Neutral Colors 
Naps in the Class Room 
Gymnasium ^Walks (?) 
Our first interview with a superintendent 
Mr. Smith's Jokes 

Make your point 
Scraps (?) in the lunch room 

Hymn number twenty-eight, "God Send Us Men" 
Balance, Rhythm, Harmony, Consistent, Onward Move- 
Don't "Puttah" 
Jig saw 

The "hand that rocked the cradle has kicked the bucket' 
Why is a cabbage? 
Early and Later Childhood 
The lecture after the joke at the Empire 
Grandfather's Red Barn 

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If Anna Urban failed to recite? 

If Gert Kelly became a nun? 

If Celestine eloped? 

If Florence Moore said "I should worry?" 

If K. Hamer stayed out of an argument? 

If Janet Rooney didn't have 'pussonal' views on the matter? 

If Florence Berard didn't bring Abie with her? 

If Vi Lyman joined the circus? 

If Peg Hanlon didn't have her hands in her pockets? 

If Trude Killars didn't have a grin on? 

If Irene Kelley changed music teachers? 

If Flora Corrigan wasn't pulling up her bloomer legs in 

If Marg. Fallon sang the morning hymn? 
If Lila Feeley slowed up? 
If Dot Oliver wore a non-transparent waist? 
If the Faculty took their eyes off the southeast-corner 

during assembly? 
If white paper was plentiful? 
If Mr. Johnson yelled? 
If Mr. Smith ran out of stories? 
If Miss Searle failed to put "See Me" on a paper? 
If Miss Pearson forgot 'Balance, Rythm and Harmony?' 
If Katharine O'Connor grew fat? 

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